Locating broadsides from the Daguerreian era is particularly fascinating given you can learn so much about how the business operated as well as what the "artists" themselves thought was important to emphasize to its customers. Having a multi-paged advertising piece is even more impressive and enlightening. The New York Public Library possesses just such a piece from the well known Meade Brothers.
Various histories of the photographic lens have been written over the last 150+ years and each has its own "version" frequently based on the author's country of origin. Presented below is a history of the lens written by Reginald S. Clay in The Photographic Journal of the Royal Photographic Society, November 1922 issue.
Credit: The Royal Photographic Society (RPS.org): The Journal Archive Project