Information on A. Shea Addis appears to be convoluted and without more intense research the picture of this photographer will remain unclear. See Craig’s Daguerreian Register. The following is reported in an advertisement in the Squatter Sovereign published in Atchison, Kansas on September 26, 1857.
Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, etc. Mr. A. Shea Addis, late of Platte City, Mo., from whence he comes highly recommended, has taken rooms over Doyle & Green’s Store, on C Street, where he will execute likenesses of various sizes of a life-like appearance and fine finish. We have not yet been able to visit his rooms, but will endeavor to send one of our hands for him to operate on, which will enable us to speak more advisedly. In the meantime, those of our citizens who “wish to see themselves as other see them,” will do well to give him a call.