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John S. McClure

1856-1857       Rooms Over G. A. Neafus’ Clothing Store, Clinton, Louisiana.                          1857                   Rooms in the Court House, Houma, Louisiana.

John S. McClure was recorded in two advertisements and two announcements. The first advertisement ran from November 29, 1856 to January 17, 1857 in The Feliciana Democrat  (Clinton, Louisiana).   New Picture Gallery.  John S. McClure & Co., Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Clinton and vicinity, that they have just opened an Ambrotype, Sphereotype, and Daguerreian Saloon, over G. A. Neafus’ clothing store.

Six years constant practice of the art, together with the recent improvement which they have added, and the use of C. C. Harrison’s improved Mammoth Camera, enables them to offer rare inducements to all desirous of obtaining perfect and imperishable types of friends and loved ones ere decay’s effacing fingers have swept the lines where beauty lingers.  Hear what Mr. E. Author, who conducts one of the largest establishments in the United States, says of these new improved instruments:  “C. C. Harrison’s improved patent Extra Camera, will add another victory to American skill, and give photography a new impulse.”

J. S.—No one will be expected to take a picture unless perfectly satisfied, but a decision must be made at once, as all pictures are considered sold when once pronounced satisfactory.  J. S. McClure, S. L. Hall.

The first announcement appeared on February 28, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma,  Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.—Mr. McClure, Daguerrean artist, is now occupying rooms in the Court House, where he is producing some lovely pictures by the above incomparable process.  Now is the time to secure a picture.  When a near and dear friend has gone to that bourne from whence no traveler returns, what a priceless treasure is one of those sun-painted miniatures.

The second advertisement ran from February 28 to March 21, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma, Louisiana).  Ambrotypes.  The subscriber respect announces to the citizens of Houma that he will remain in town but a few days longer, Only.  Those desirous of availing themselves of this opportunity to secure likenesses by this unrivalled process, will please call at his rooms in the Court House as early as possible, as his engagements are such that he Cannot Remain Long.  Come and examine specimens, at least.  John S. McClure.

The second announcement appeared on March 21, 1857 in the Houma Ceres (Houma, Louisiana).  Mr. McClure is still in town taking those inimitable ambrotype likenesses.  Those requiring his services would do well to call soon at his rooms in the Court House.  See Card.

John S. McClure and S. L. Hall are not recorded in other photographic directories.