1857 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia.
Tanner & Cochran (N. S. Tanner & A. Cochran) were recorded in one advertisement on August 26, 1857 in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian (Lynchburg, Virginia). N. S. Tanner & Co. Photographers, Main St. 3rd Door From Bridge Lynchburg, Va.
New Copartnership.—The undersigned have formed a copartnership under the style and firm of N. S. Tanner & Co. for the purpose of conducting a general Photographic business, at the old stand of Minnis & Tanner, the copartnership dating from the 1st January, 1857. The business will be greatly enlarged, and everything new in the business will be found at our Gallery, and pictures warranted to please.
We are agents for the sale of Neff’s Patent Melaniotype Rights. Melaniotype, is a new and beautiful style of picture, and can be colored very highly with pleasing effect. The Melaniotype manual contains full and complete instructions in Ambrotyping, Photographing on paper, and infact everything that belongs to the business. Also Lockets, Breast Pins, Rings, &c.
Instruction in either of the above arts given on reasonable terms, and satisfaction given in all cases. N. S. Tanner, A. Cochran. may 6.
Tanner & Cochran are not recorded in other photographic directories. Unfortunately, this was the only newspaper available for 1857.