Recorded in The Jackson Standard, (Jackson, Ohio.) on March 6, 1856. Daguerreotype Likenesses. The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of Jackson and the surrounding country, that he has fitted up rooms in the Isham House, Third Story, for a short time, expressly for Daguerrean purposes. He goes on to say that he takes pictures set in Frames, Cases, Lockets, Breast Pins, Rings, &c., in a style unsurpassed. Copies taken from the Daguerreotype painted in all colors, life size. Careful instructions given in the art on liberal terms. Hours of operating from 8 o’clock A. M. till 4 P. M. D. Barr, March 6, 1856. The advertisement ran from March 6 to 20th, 1856.
In a notice dated March 13 the publisher writes in part that he is a cleaver man and a good artist.
In Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 the only listing under Barr is for the Barr Brothers in Toledo in 1894. Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list a Robert R. Barr in Harrisburg in 1860 and a W. or (D. W.) Barr also in Harrisburg from 1850 to 1852. There is no proof or connection that they are the same person at this time.