1852 Allen’s Block, Opposite the Odd Fellows’ Hall, Ravenna, Ohio.
Murphy & Gorton (Thomas Murphy & C. Gorton) were recorded in two advertisements in the Portage Sentinel (Ravenna, Ohio). The first advertisement ran from March 15 to May 17, 1852. Daguerreotypes, Mr. Thomas Murphy, having become sole proprietor of the rooms formerly occupied by B. S. Morrill and himself, has taken in to partnership Mr. C. Gorton. They would most respectfully announce to the ladies and gentlemen of Ravenna, and surrounding country, that they have fitted up the rooms, and are now ready to take pictures in a style not surpassed in the State. No trouble will be spared to make every thing pleasant and agreeable, and give entire satisfaction.—Pictures taken for One Dollar and upwards. A good variety of plain and fancy stock always on hand. Call and see us. Murphy & Gorton. Ravenna, March 9, 1852.
The second advertisement appeared on May 17, 1852. Opposition!! Cheaper Than Ever Pictures For Fifty Cents!! The undersigned will for four weeks from this date, furnish Pictures for Fifty Cents, in good Cases, We challenge competition. Come One ! Come All!! Now is your time. Office hours from 8 A. M., to 4 P. M. Murphy & Gorton. Ravenna, May 14, 1852.
Murphy & Gorton (Thomas Murphy & C. Gorton) are not recorded in other photographic directories.