Alger appeared in two issues of The South Western which was published in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 23 & 30, 1859. He called is studio The Excelsior Photographic Gallery at the corner of Market and Texas Streets, over Mr. Frank’s Jewelry Store. He advertises that he is making a new style of picture called Ferreotypes and Statuetype. Particular attention paid to setting miniatures in lockets, bracelets, pins, etc.
Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. C. Alger in 1855-1856 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s unknown at this time if they are the same person.