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 […]
A recently surfaced original daguerreotype taken in 1843 of John Quincy Adams will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in October.
Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged -- and it's now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence. More »
There’s an interesting story about the oldest presidential portrait known so far. The sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams sat for a photographer in August 1843, and the daguerreotype emerged in an antique shop in 1970, priced at ...
OLDEST KNOWN PHOTO OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT: John Quincy Adams. A daguerreotype from 1843.