1853 Address Unknown, New York, New York.
Davis was recorded in one advertisement that appeared on January 9, 1853 in The New York Daily Herald (New York, New York). $60.—Wanted, A Young Man Having $60, as assistant, half of each day, for which five to seven dollars per week will be paid, and gratis instruction given in the daguerreotype art, with security for the money. Address Davis, Herald office, with real name and place of interview.
Davis is not recorded in other photographic directories as being active in 1853 in New York City. It’s possible this is William Davis recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry in 1854 at 383 Broadway, but since no first name is recorded it is only speculation.