409 E Main
The Benes' Studio at 409 Main Street is under new ownership and management today, according to announcement made this morning. The new owner is Ellsworth Griffin. He will operate under the name of the Benes' Studio for the present. Mr. Griffin, who was granted his city photographer's license by the City Council last night, is originally from Freeport, Ill. He has been in photography for ten years, having worked for a number of well known Illinois and Iowa photographers. He is a graduate of the Winona School of Photography.
Watertown Daily Times, 07 25 1957
Winners in the third annual child personality contest conducted by the Griffin Studio have been announced. First place winner was Ricky Ebert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ebert, 1516 River Drive; second place, Maureen Mason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mason, route 6, and Carl Beyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Beyer, 1404 South Tenth Street. The following are runner-up winners and were awarded $5 each: David Schuelke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schuelke; David Yarges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yarges; Timmie Tiemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Tiemann; Freddie Gauerke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Gauerke; Nicky Runge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Runge; Faith Ann Zimmerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Zimmerman.