J. H. B. Beck was recorded in two advertisements in The National Whig (Washington, D. C.) The first appeared on April 30 and ran until June 1, 1847.
Beck’s Daguerreotype Rooms! One hundred per cent cheaper than the cheapest! Likenesses taken in the best style inferior to none, either singly or in groups at the very reduced price of $1.50!!! each. Specimens may be seen at the rooms over the Furnishing Store of L. S. Beck, E street near the General Post Office. Remember the price $1.50. Groups in proportion.
On June 1, 1847 the second advertisement appeared and ran until September 29, 1847.
$1.50 Beck’s $1.50 Daguerreotype Rooms, Removed to the corner of 7th street and Penn avenue, over Stott’s Drug Store. Accurate and highly finished Portraits for $1.50, Groups in Proportion. Post Mortem cases attended to with promptitude and certain success at a reasonable advance. A share of the public patronage in most respectfully solicited.
Beck is not recorded in other directories.