P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb Half-plate daguerreotype

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Thru June 2, 2019
Presented by: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
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The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included will be portraits of such iconic figures as activist and reformer Dorothea Dix, entrepreneur and showman P. T. Barnum with Tom Thumb, Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake, U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and artist Alfred Waud.

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