Cincinnati photographers 1840-1850?

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    I am researching an early salt print which may have come from Cincinnati. Does anyone know of a reference that lists photographers of this era by region/city? I have looked through the Daguerreian Society's online annuals index, and didn't find any Cincinnati articles; the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, near me, has a list of Massachusetts photographers from that era, but I'm still looking for any Cincinnati leads. Any suggestions much appreciated.
     
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    Try calling the main city library in Cincinnati. They should be able to help.
     
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    You should have good luck with the Main Library, but also try the historical society. They have a large building down by the river and have extensive info on local people. This area was very active at that time and you should run into a large number of photographers.

    - Randy

    http://library.cincymuseum.org/
     
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    Thanks Bill and Randy - I've contacted both after your suggestions.
     
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    If those don’t work out for you try http://eastmanhouse.org/inc/collections/library.php .
    It appears that they have The Daguerreian Journal, six reels 1850-1870. If they have search capabilities they might find an article about a Cinci photographer in the prior decade.

    John Powers