1850 Gallery on Market Street, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dewey is first recorded in an announcement on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania). Mr. Dewey has taken rooms above Mr. Allen’s drug store, where he is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in the most beautiful style, at very low rates.
He is next recorded in an advertisement that ran on October 18, 1850 in the Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania). Jenny Lind, Or Her Daguerreotype From Life, Can be seen by calling at Dewey Gallery, over Mr. Allen’s Drug Store, Market street, and while there you can get a good Daguerreotype of yourself for $1.50, and warranted no counterfeit.
Call and see Jenny and our specimens, as we will remain but a few days. Hours from 8 to 5.
Mr. Dewey is not listed in other photographic directories as being active in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, a B. F. Dewey is listed in 1849 in Bellefonte which is about 30 miles away it is possible that they are the same person.
1842 Rooms at Mrs. Barney’s, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Mr. Dewey is recorded in two advertisements that ran in the Nantucket Inquirer (Nantucket, Massachusetts). The first advertisement ran on April 23, 1842. Daguerreotype Miniatures. It will be seen by reference to our advertising columns that Mr. Dewey proposes to remain a few days with us for the purpose of taking miniatures by the striking and wonderful Daguerreotype process. We have been permitted to examine some of Mr. D.’s specimens and do not hesitate to pronounce them, for their clearness, vividness and accuracy by far the best that we have ever seen. We recommend those of our readers who wish for perfect fac-similies of their own physiognomies or those of their friends to give him a call.
The second advertisement ran on April 30, 1842. Daguerreotype Miniatures. Mr. Dewey is very successful in taking these “counterfeit presentments,” and has, we believe, given entire satisfaction to all who have called his skill in requisition. His rooms are at Mrs. Barney’s.
Mr. Dewey is not recorded in other photographic directories.