James Landy was recorded in one announcement that appeared on December 28, 1859 in The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia). Mr. James Landy, Chemist and Photographic Artist, of long experience in the principal Galleries of New York, has just arrived to fulfill an engagement for one year with C. R. Rees, of 145 Main street. We suppose with this addition the Steam Gallery will be able to grind out one hundred portraits more daily.
James Landy is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City in 1850 with Silas A. Holmes (for a number of years) and Meade Brothers (dates unknown). The next entry for Landry is 1863 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is possible that Landry first met Rees in 1852 when the company was known as Rees & Co. 1852-1854. (Charles R. Rees & Silas A. Holmes.) Charles R. Rees left the company by March 31, 1854 to open another studio at 385 Broadway. Silas A. Homes was active at the 289 Broadway address from 1848 to 1859 when Reade Street was enlarged. More research needs to be done to get a clear and accurate understanding of the relationship between Rees and Holmes. I currently have large files on both photographers, but I feel more research is needed to get a better understanding of the partnership.
 Craig’s Daguerreian Registry.