B. D. Black was recorded in a notice and advertisement in The Jackson Standard (Jackson, Ohio) on February 12, 1857. Those of our citizens wishing a daguerreotype Likeness of themselves, family or friends, are invited [ ] advertisement of B. D. Black, in to-day’s paper, and go immediately and sit for one of his beauties. “Secure the Shadow ‘ere the substance fades.”
The advertisement reads. Daguerreotypes. B. D. Black, Would most respectfully announce to the citizens of Jackson and vicinity, that he has opened Daguerrean Rooms in the “Gratton Block,” where he is prepared to take superior Likenesses. Those wishing a lasting memento of themselves or their friends; are invited to call and examine his work. Jackson, February 12, 1858. The advertisement ran from February 12 to March 12, 1857.
B. D. Black has not been recorded in other photographic directories.