1848 138 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
Joseph H. Turpin was recorded in one advertisement in The North Star (Rochester, New York) that appeared on January 28, 1848. Would invite the attention of his friends and the public to his Daguerrian Gallery 138 Hanover Street where he pledges himself to execute miniatures with a life like finish and on as moderate terms as any other [in] the profession. Joseph H. Turpin.
Joseph H. Turpin an African American daguerreotypist is recorded in other photographic directories. His occupation was not recorded in the 1848 Boston City Directory, residence section.
 A Directory Of Massachusetts Photographers 1839-1900.