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J. S. Young

1854-1855       Corner Market and 5th Street, Steubenville, Ohio.

1855                Over Messrs. Acheson’s Store, Washington, Pennsylvania.

J. S. Young was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement.  The first advertisement appeared on February 24, 1855 in The Cadiz Democratic Sentinel (Cadiz, Ohio).  J. S. Young, Daguerreotypist.  Corner market and 5th Street Steubenville, O. [January 22, 1854.]

The second  advertisement ran from December 20, 1854 to April 25, 1855 in the Washington Review and Examiner (Washington, Pennsylvania)  Young’s Daguerrean Rooms, On the Round Corner, over Messrs. Acheson’s Store.  Pictures from as large as life to the smallest miniature Ring or Pin.  If you wish a first class picture call on Young.

The announcement appeared in the Washington Review and Examiner (Washington, Pennsylvania) on March 10, 1855.  Now is the time To get your likeness taken,  These bright Spring days afford just the kind of light best adapted to the purpose.  Mr. J. S. Young has a Sky-Light arranged upon the most approved principles, and that, with his complete apparatus, chemicals, &c., enables him to take as good pictures as can be had anywhere.  Mr. Young stands in the front rank as a Daguerreotypist.  Give him a call!  His rooms are over the grocery store of Messrs. Acheson.

It is possible that J. S. Young is the same person in both locations based on dates of activity and proximity.  The distance from Steubenville, Ohio and Washington, Pennsylvania, (modern route is 49 miles).  J. S. Young is not recorded as being active in Steubenville, Ohio or in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1855.  Craig’s Daguerreian Registry does list a John S. Young active in Washington, Pennsylvania 1n 1859.

Weiser & Delano

1857                Address Unknown, Steubenville, Ohio.

Weiser & Delano (George W. Weiser and Douglas C. Delano) were recorded in one announcement on June 17, 1857 in the True American (Steubenville, Ohio).  Great Excitement In Steubenville.—Not so much amongst the Bankers, Merchants and Mechanics, but at the Daguerrean Rooms of Weiser and Delano.

These gentlemen have for the last week been doing a business far beyond anything in that line, ever before witnessed in this city.  The reduced prices for which they are taking likenesses, together with the perfect style in which the work is done, have produced a general excitement in the entire community, and caused a general rush to their rooms.  We very much doubt whether any other city can boast of two better artists.

Go then—you are not afraid to look at yourselves precisely taken as you are, and get your likenesses taken for 25 cts. and then get one for each and every country cousin you have in the nation.

Both George W. Weiser and Douglas C. Delano are recorded in other photographic directories but not recorded as partners.  


1857                Rooms on Market st., opposite Hening & Melvin’s Drug Emporium, Steubenville, Ohio.

Stoutnour was recorded in one advertisement dated June 10 and that ran on June 17 & 24, 1857 in the True American (Steubenville, Ohio).  Ambrotypes.  Call at Stoutnour’s Gallery andexamine the new improvements in Ambrotyping introduced by Mr. C. A. Griffin, of New York. Pictures taken at this Gallery are equaled by few and excelled by none.  Perfect pictures taken in from 1 to 3 seconds.  Market st., opposite Hening & Melvin’s Drug Emporium.  je 10.

Stoutnour is not recorded in other photographic directories.