1856 Rooms at the Isham House, Jackson, Ohio.
J. Caldwell was recorded in an advertisement on November 13, 1856 in The Jackson Standard. (Jackson, Ohio.) Daguerreotype Gallery. I would respectfully inform the citizens of Jackson and vicinity, that I have taken rooms in the Isham House, where I am prepared to execute any thing in the Art, in the most satisfactory manner. Those that wish to patronize me, will please call soon, as I expect to go South before navigation closes.
N. B. Pictures can be taken just as well in cloudy weather as clear. I have had many years experience in the Art, and know I can please all. Oct 2, 1856. J. Caldwell, Artist.
Please note that the date at the end of the advertisement is October 2, 1856. Only 14 Issues in 1856 were available to me of The Jackson Standard, twelve issues were available from January 3 to March 20, and the remaining two were on November 13 and December 11. Two interesting statements are made in the advertisement first that he expects to go south before navigation closes, to my thinking that means he is using the Ohio River to travel on the Mississippi River, and points south. Secondly in the second paragraph he states that he has had many years experience in the art. As I read more newspapers across the country hopefully more information can be added to this photographer history.
J. Caldwell is not listed in other photographic directories that can be verified as being the same person.
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.
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.