One of my distant ancestors, Jeremiah Gurney (1812 – 1895), opened the first American photo gallery in New York in 1840.
But in those days Jeremiah didn't call them photographs. He called them "Daguerrean Sketches."
Jeremiah's studio was at 189 ("100 AND 89") Broadway in New York from 1843 to 1853.
Thanks, Katherine Tyrrell!
Images from Grand Monde
Previously: Goldsworthy Gurney's Steam Carriages