There are two entries for Barber with no first name given in the advertisements, it is unknown if they are the same person or not. Barber 1 is listed in partnership of Martin & Barber. The advertisement was recorded on August 15 and ran until September 5, 1856 in the Jamestown Journal, (Jamestown, New York.)
Here where you get your Money Back. New Daguerrean Gallery In Jamestown. Over the Ware Room of Loucks & Bush, Hazzard Block, where the subscribers will be ready to wait upon all who favor them with a call. Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes made and put up in every style now known in the Art. Call and see us one and all. Our Prices will vary always to suit customers. Now is the time to get good Pictures and pay no more than their true value. Martin & Barber.
Entry for Barber 2 was recorded on November 11 & 18, 1857 in the Penn Yan Democrat, (Penn-Yan, New York.)
Barber’s Mammoth Sky-Light Daguerrean Gallery. Good Pictures taken or “no Pay.” Rooms opposite the Yates County Bank, and directly over the Shoe Store of H. D. Pratt, where I am prepared with all the necessary fixtures, together with a most excellent Sky-Light (better cannot be had) to take Pictures Of All Kinds, “Rain or Shine.” I am satisfied that I can produce Pictures of such an Expression, Tone and Finish as will please the purchaser, otherwise “No Pay.”
A few hints: Dark Clothes Take Best. The Hair Should Be Free From Oil Or Moisture.
Children’s Likenesses taken in from 2 to 4 seconds between the hours of 11 A. M. and 2 P. M.
Instructions given in all its branches on very reasonable terms. Lockets, Pins and Rings Filled, Copying Transfer Pictures &c., &c., taken at the above Gallery.