1856 Main Street, Eaton, Ohio.
Samuel McCain was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on December 19, 1856 in the Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio). Ambrotypes! At the old stand on Main street in the room formerly occupied by Stratton. Samuel McClain Would respectfully inform his friends and the “rest of mankind,” that he has now completely renovated and refurnished the above establishment, and is prepared with the aid of a splendid Sky-Light, to take the very highest style of the art, those beautiful pictures upon fine plate glass, known as Ambrotypes, A picture in many respects superior to the Daguerreotype, from the fact that it is void of metallic glare and can be seen in any light.
All who wish to procure a really fine picture are assured of being able to do so by calling as above. Pictures taken at all hours in the day, and in all kinds of weather.
Instructions given and Apparatus furnished to those wishing to engage in the business. Eaton, Dec. 11, 1856.
Samuel McCain is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Eaton, Ohio in 1860. Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 records Samuel McCain as being active in 1850 and again in 1860 to 1873.