1853 Location Unknown, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.
J. R. Tankersley was recorded in one advertisement that ran from September 2 to 16, 1853 in the Democrat and Sentinel (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania). “Wait for the Wagon.” Daguerreotypes! J. R. Tankersley, begs to announce to the citizens of this place and vicinity, that he will arrive with a large and novel travelling Daguerreotype Saloon, and then will be prepared to furnish pictures, made with all the late improvements of the Art, including the combined side and sky-light, by the aid of which he is enabled to produce a life-like resemblance of all who may favor him with a sitting.
His pictures are acknowledged by all who have examined them, to be of the most perfect description both as to fidelity of likeness and shade. He will remain in this place but a few days, and would advise all who wish to obtain a Faithful Likeness of themselves and friends, to give him an immediate call. Portraits of Adults taken equally well in cloudy weather, but a clear Sky is preferable for Children. In Dress avoid all very light colors.
Who has not lost a friend? And when a friend is gone, how precious every relic of the departed! The father who is now happy in the possession of his children, should not risk a single day without securing their Miniatures, for they may be snatched away in an instant. How many times the cost would the bereaved families give for Daguerreotypes of their Children—Children of their Parents, and Sweethearts of their Lovers! Come One, Come All!
Prices—From One Dollar upwards, according to Size and Style of Case. Ebensburg,
J. R. Tankersley is not recorded in other photographic directories.