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Leisenring & Eckman

1855                Rooms above Friling & Grant’s Store, Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Leisenring & Eckman (J. P. Leisenring & J. K. Eckman) were recorded in one advertisement that ran from April 21 to July 7, 1855 in the Sunbury American (Sunbury, Pennsylvania).  Daguerreotypes.  J. P. Leisenring & J. K. Eckman of Danville, respectfully announce to the ladies and gentlemen of Sunbury and vicinity, that they have opened Daguerrean rooms above Friling & Grant’s Store, in Sunbury, where they are ready to accommodate those who may favor them with a call, with beautiful and life-like miniatures.

All who desire miniatures will do well to call early and secure their pictures, as we know not what  day may bring forth.

Then hasten to our rooms, all ye people,

Before you have reason to grieve;

The cost you will find but little,        

And to satisfaction we’ll give.

Leisenring & Eckman are not recorded in other photographic directories as being active as partners.  J. P. Leisenring is recorded in Danville in Directory of Pennsylvania Photographers 1839-1900 and in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.  J. K. Eckman is not recorded.  Using modern roads the distance between Sunbury and Danville, Pennsylvania is 13.7 miles.  

C. B. Howard

1855                Address Unknown, Reading, Pennsylvania.

C. B. Howard was recorded in an announcement for Lewis Overpeck on July 13, 1855 in the Lewisburg Chronicle (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania). New Establishment! Lewis Overpeck would respectfully inform the citizens of Lewisburg and vicinity that he has opened rooms at the Union Temperance Hotel, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the most improved and life-like manner, and put up in cases varying in price from 50 cts. to $5.  He invites the public to call and try his work, feeling assured that they will be pleased with his workmanship.  Having had superior facilities for instructions in the art, (of J. P. Leisenring, Danville, and C. B. Howard, Reading,) he thinks himself as well perfected in the art as any in this or any other State.

C. B. Howard and Lewis Overpeck are not listed in other photographic directories. J. P. Leisenring is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in Danville, Pennsylvania in 1854.