Cute little girl sitting on the arm of a chair

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Benjamin F. Powelson (1823-1885), [photographer / daguerreian] was first documented c.1850 with studios and various partnerships in Buffalo, NY, St. Catherines, Canada, and Ithaca, NY.  In 1861 he opened a new gallery in Rochester, NY at 58 State Street. He was reported with a gallery in Buffalo in 1863 and was active in Detroit, Michigan, from 1869 to 1880. He died in Buffalo in July, 1885.

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