1851 Water Street, over the Insurance Office, Evansville, Indiana.
J. H. Widney was recorded in one advertisement that ran from August 27 to October 11, 1851 in The Evansville Daily Journal (Evansville, Indiana). A second advertisement appears on November 8, 1851 in the same newspaper that announces his successor. Daguerrian Gallery. J. H. Widney would respectfully inform the citizens of Evansville and vicinity, that he has taken the rooms formerly occupied by Gove & Widney, over the Insurance Office Water street, where he has located for the purpose of conducting his profession, and would invite citizens and visitors to call at his rooms and examine his specimens, where he will be happy to furnish those who may wish their likenesses in cases of large or small size, single or in groups, in Breastpins or Lockets, on the most reasonable terms, and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.
N. B.—Instructions given in the art, on reasonable terms. Likenesses taken in all kinds of Weather. [aug16.]
The second advertisement ran from November 8, 1851 to June 15, 1852. Dobyns & Co.’S Daguerreotype Galleries.
No. 489 Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
No. 1 Fowlke’s Row, Memphis, Tenn.
Nos. 6 & 23 Camp Street, New Orleans.
Corner 4th and Chestnut sts, St. Louis, Mo.
J. T. Yearout & L. S. Lipman, of the above firm would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Evansville and the public generally, that they have taken Rooms on Water st., over Insurance office, and that they are permanently located at Evansville, in the Daguerrean Rooms formerly occupied by Gove & Widney, where one of them may be found at all hours of the day, ready and prepared to take Likenesses of all sizes and descriptions, to exhibit specimens of their work, sell stock, give instruction in the art and wait upon all who may favor them with a call.
N. B.—All work done by them will be warranted to give perfect satisfaction or no charge made.
Constantly on hand a full supply of Daguerreotype Stock for sale.
The above rooms are now furnished and open. All are invited to call and examine for themselves.
J. H. Widney is not recorded in other photographic directories.