1848 Address Unknown, New York, New York.
Adams appeared in one advertisement in the New York Herald (New York, New York) on September 6, 1848. Wanted.—A Good Opportunity For Any One To locate in the Daguerreotype business. Adams’ old established rooms, furniture, and apparatus is now for sale, he wishing to go South, his health not being good. To one not knowing it, the art can be taught in one week. Cost in all $125.
Adams is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in New York City in 1848. Looking through Craig’s Daguerreian Registry Dan Adams is the only person recorded who was active in the 1840’s and then showed up in the south. This is speculation on my part based on the fact that Craig does not record Adams as having a studio address other than working for Brady and any factual knowledge that Adams did in fact continued working as a daguerrean in the south.