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Portrait of an older woman post mortem, date unknown, Daguerreotype.

Portrait of an older woman post mortem, date unknown, Daguerreotype.

's pictures of the Capitol form its first photographic record. Can you spot the on the far right? The United States Capitol, John Plumbe Jr.

White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846. 11th President James K. Polk was in residence. (Library of Congress)

Earliest Photograph of the White House

George Bancroft 1800–1891 John Plumbe Jr. (1809–1857)  Quarter-plate daguerreotype, 1846 national portrait gallery , Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype, 1846 national portrait gallery , Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.

A Welsh immigrant named John Plumbe, Jr., who was one of the country's first prominent professional photographers, took the daguerreotype in January 1846.

The earliest known photograph of the White House, by John Plumbe, Jr. (via White House Historical Association)

Earliest photo of the White House, 1846. James K. Polk was President.

Earliest Photograph of the White House

The White House taken by John Plumbe, Jr. in The President of the United States , James K. Polk, was the buildings occupant, having succeeded President John Tyler just the year prior.

Portrait of a Man Reading a Newspaper; John Plumbe Jr. (American, born United Kingdom, 1809 - 1857); about 1842; Daguerreotype; 8.9 x 7 cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.); 84.XT.1565.22; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Portrait of a Man Reading a Newspaper; (American, born United Kingdom, 1809 - about Daguerreotype; x 7 cm x 2 in. well-dressed man in cravat and top hat appears to be reading the Philadelphia Ledger newspaper that he holds in his hands.

Portrait-of-Thomas-G.-Frothingham-and-his-mother---Historic-New-England_.jpg (1559×1800)

Frothingham and probably his mother, Vrylena Blanchard Frothingham, probably Boston, Mass. Sixth-plate daguerreotype. Stamped “Plumbe” on front plate. Courtesy of Historic New England

[Portrait of a Seated Man with Chin Whiskers]; John Plumbe Jr. (American, born United Kingdom, 1809 - 1857); about 1841; Daguerreotype; 84.XT.440.1; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

[Portrait of a Seated Man with Chin Whiskers]; (American, born United Kingdom, 1809 - about Daguerreotype;

White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846.  This is considered the first photograph of the building.

Earliest Photograph of the White House

White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)

chubachus:Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified woman, c. 1850. By John Plumbe, Jr.Source.

chubachus: “Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified woman, c. By John Plumbe, Jr.

John Quincy Adams, 1846. Daguerreotype.

View John Quincy Adams by John Plumbe Jr. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by John Plumbe Jr.

Lot of 7.    A sixth plate daguerreotype of a mother/grandmother and young girl with flower baskets, under an early mat, housed in an early case stamped by the photographer, Plumbe. Most likely John Plumbe, Jr., one of the earliest practit...

A Sixth Plate Dageurreotype by Plumbe, Group of 7

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