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Stevens & Gerrish

1851                Address & Location Unknown, Maine.

Stevens & Gerrish appeared in one announcement on November 4, 1851 in the Portland Weekly Advertiser (Portland, Maine).  Cumberland County Agricultural And Horticultural Society.  Agreeably to notice, the Fair and Cattle Show commenced on Wednesday, October 15, 1851 in Portland.

The Cattle Show was held in the pasture, corner of Green and Portland streets, the exhibition of produce, Manufactured articles, &c., at the City Hall…

Daguerreotypes:—There were numerous specimens of Daguerreotypes, from Geo. M. Howe, Messrs. Stevens & Gerrish and Mr. Samuel Carlton (sic.).  The committee could see but slight difference between those of Howe, and Stevens & Gerrish, both were believed to be as near perfection, as the daguerreotype process will allow, but on the whole the evidence of artistical skill in those of Messrs. Stevens & Gerrish, inclined the committee to give theirs the preference, and they awarded them a premium, 2.00.  To those of Mr. Howe they awarded a diploma.

Mr. Carlton has many admirers in his line, and deservedly so.

Stevens & Gerrish do not appear in other photographic directories.  Since George M. Howe and Samuel L. Carleton were both active in Portland, Maine one could speculate that Stevens & Gerrish also were active there.  This might also be the Stevens of the firm Stevens & Butler who were recorded in The Photographic and Fine Art Journal in April 1852 as being from Portland and were visiting New York and Boston.