ca. 1846-47, [daguerreotype portrait of John Brown, abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859], August Washington
Along with another image, likely taken during the same sitting, this plate is probably the first daguerreotype taken of abolitionist John Brown, and was almost certainly taken during the same sitting as the now famous image of Brown curated at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. Long-lost to history, this portrait, along with the Portrait Gallery plate, was made by the African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington in his Hartford, Connecticut studio in 1846-47.
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