James Boone was recorded in an advertisement on May 3, 1856 in the Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio.) The advertisement ran from May 3, 1856 to March 28, 1857. Pictures On Glass. Our friend James Boone is still taking Ambrotypes, & c., at his old stand, in Johnson & Horner’s building.
He has succeeded in doing away with the dark and smutty appearance often to them by other operators, “Jeems” understands his business. Call and examine his pictures.
James Boone does not appear in other photographic directories. By the wording in the advertisement James Boone probably was active prior to May 3, 1856 in New Lisbon, Ohio, but no documentation has been found to date to verify this assumption. John Craig does list a James H. Boone in 1852 in Marshall, Texas as does David Haynes in Catching Shadows, but there is nothing to suggest that they are the same person.