1854-1855 233 Broadway, New York, New York.
1856 139 Nain Street, Wheeling, Virginia.
1858-1864 343 Canal Street, New York, New York.
James Cady was mentioned in two advertisements and fourteen New York City Directories. In the 1853/54 & 1854/55 New York City Directory he was not listed in the residence section.
The first advertisement that he was mentioned in appeared on September 28, 1854 in The New York Herald (New York, New York). Mr. James Cady. our Principal Daguerreotype artist, has returned from his summer trip, and will be found at his old post in our establishment. The celebrity of pictures taken by this celebrated artist need no eloquence from us. Pictures taken daily. Meade Brothers, artists and importers, 233 Broadway, four doors above the Astor House.
In the 1855/1856 New York City Directory, residence section he was listed as a daguerrian, 233 Broadway, H-Howard House.
1856/57 & 1857/58 New York City Directory he was not listed.
The second advertisement that he was mentioned in ran from April 21 to August 6, 1856 in the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, Virginia). One Hundred Dollars, Will be given to any artist in Virginia who will exhibit twelve pictures, vix: six Ambrotypes and six Daguerreotypes of equal merit to twelve of which Mr. Adams will select from his collection. He has opened a new Gallery over Forb’s Jewelry Store, 139 Main St., with a skylight arranged on the most approved principles, which cannot be equaled unless similarly situated fronting on the river. With rooms easy of access, large and well arranged, with every convenience for making first class pictures of every style and size. He is happy to announce that he will be assisted by Mr. Cady the artist who made the pictures that were awarded the highest premium, a Gold medal, at the last fair of the American Institute at Castle Garden, New York, also the only premium awarded for Daguerreotypes at the Worlds Fairs at Paris. Mr. A. has received five medals and eight diplomas for the best daguerreotypes exhibited at different fairs in the United States, which fully attest to the superiority and having been honored with a large proportion of the business in Wheeling the past year he expects with increased facilities not only to retain but enlarge the number of his patrons, more especially as he relies on the intristic merits of his productions rather than a display of furniture. Ambrotypes either on single or double glass. Daguerreotypes plain or colored equal to painting on Ivory. Photographs from the lowest prices up to fifty dollars. Our light being made of French Plate Glass and being unobstructed by other buildings, pictures can be made from sunrise to sunset. Pictures of children taken instantaneously from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. Yet the light is so soft and mild that persons with weak eyes can sit by it with perfect ease. Cloudy days as good as any by this light. Call and examine before engaging elsewhere.
1858/1859 New York City Directory an advertisements on page 7 reads Ambrotypes, Photographs, Niellographs, &c. No. 343 Canal Street, three doors West of Greene St., New York.
Niellographs may be enclosed in letters, and sent to any part of the world, without additional charge.
1858/1859 New York City Directory, residence section he is recorded as a daguerreotypes, 343 Canal.
1859/1860 New York City Directory, residence section he is recorded as a daguerreotypes, H-79 Sullivan. He is also recorded as Cady & Adams, (James Cady & George Adams), photographist, 343 Canal.
1860/1861 New York City Directory residence section he is recorded as a daguerreotypes, 343 Canal.
1861/1862 New York City Directory residence section he is recorded as an artist, 343 Canal
1862/18631 New York City Directory residence section he is recorded as photographs, 343 Canal, H-43 E. 28th.
1863/1864 New York City Directory residence he is recorded as a photographer, 343 Canal.
1864/1865 New York City Directory residence section he is recorded as a photographer, 343 Canal.
1865/1866, or the 1866/1867 New York City Directory residence section he is not listed.
James Cady is recorded in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry as being active in New York City in 1858-1860. It is possible that the George Adams who was active in Worcester, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Washington, D. C.; Morgantown, Virginia and Wheeling, Virginia is the same George Adams who Cady was in partnership with in 1859.