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Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:16 am
by ajsuff
....................... from the Smithsonian ..........................

The 1843 daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams was discovered by a descendant of Vermont Representative Horace Everett

A lucky someone will soon have the chance to own a 174-year-old piece of American history: the oldest-known original photograph of a U.S. president has surfaced and is set to go on sale this fall, reports Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times. "An invaluable document, this daguerreotype [crystallizes] a remarkable moment in the history of photography and American politics," the auction house Sotheby's announced in a statement detailing the auction, which is planned for October 5.

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