From The Daily Press, published in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 27, 1859 the following announcement appeared. Wanted—Mr. James Alexander (Daguerrean Artist) and Jesse M. Adams are requested to call immediately at the Daguerrean Room located on the south-west corner of Sixth street and Western row, (over Hanneford’s Drug Store,) where they will hear something to their interest by leaving their address.
As far as I can ascertain James Alexander is a new name, he is not recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry or Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 (Diane VanSkiver Gagel.) It is unknown if James Alexander was from Cincinnati or some other part of Ohio or if he possibly is from Kentucky or Indiana? The same also applies to Jesse M. Adams. Both Alexander and Adams are not recorded in the 1859 or the 1860 Cincinnati City Directory, resident section nor are they recorded as photographers in the business section. The address south west corner of sixth and Western Row belongs to Duncan & Davis, (James H. Duncan & W P. Davis). They were not listed in the 1860 Cincinnati city business directory and the studio address is now listed under Samuel Hewitt.