Thursday, November 12, 1863.
very pleasent to day tom cam up to go out with me but got tired of waiting i went down to [...] spent the best part of the evening there went
to see Mr Lively he was not home Tomy and i went to have his potograph [photograph] taken he gave me a Portfolio his and a set of guitar strings
very busy all day Nell came up to go with me to the doctor but i could not go i went in the afternoon i went down home this evening
Advertisements for photographs were common in the newspapers, indicating expanding access to the new technology. Advertisement, The Daily Age (Philadelphia), November 11, 1863.