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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

"A daguerreotype portrait of John Quincy Adams taken in March of 1843 by Philip Haas, the earliest surviving original photographic image of a US president, has been rediscovered after more than a century and a half of languishing in obscurity. It is going up for auction at Sotheby's Photographs sale on October 5th in New York. This silver plate portrait has been in the family of Horace Everett, a congressman from Vermont who served in the House of Representatives from 1829 to 1843, since Adams gifted it to him in 1843, but the seller, a descendant who wishes to remain unnamed, thought it was a portrait of Horace Everett and had no idea that an object of national significance was stashed amidst his attic clutter…."

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KSmyth30 Aug 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

This is a pretty famous portrait. Should go for a pretty penny.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

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