Charles Donaca (Lebanon)
The Donaca family settled in Lebanon during the 1860s. Charley Donaca opened a photography gallery in Lebanon shortly after attending college.
News Items and Advertisements
1896: “Bert Wight, John Swan and Charley Donaca, students in the Albany college, spent their vacation at home…” The State rights democrat. (Albany), pg. 1, col. 5.
1898: “Charley Donaca and Arthur Hardy have opened a photograph gallery in Crusons building, formerly occupied by the Advance.” Lebanon Express-Advance (Lebanon) 14 October 1898, pg. 2, col. 1.
1898: “‘We have opened a photograph gallery in the building first door south of the city hall, and invite everybody to give us a call. We take all sizes and styles of photos, at very low prices. If pictures don’t please, we make no charge.’ Donaca and Hardy.” Lebanon Express-Advance (Lebanon) 14 October 1898, pg. 2, col. 1.
1898: “Arthur Hardy and Charlie Donaca have arranged the old Advance office to suit the needs of a photograph gallery and will try their hand at making pictures.” The State rights democrat. (Albany), October 28, 1898, pg. 1, col. 3.