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[John Hanson, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters view, wearing glasses, seated at desk]

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Photographer unidentified.
Was part of LOT 8554.
Written on back of plate: John Hanson, Senator from Bassa Co.
Transfer; Manuscript Division.
Forms part of: American Colonization Society Records, 1792-1964 (Library of Congress).
Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).
The American Colonization Society was organized in 1817 to resettle Afro-Americans in Liberia.
Exhibited: A durable memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American daguerreotypist.
Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress.

The daguerreotype is a photographic process invented by the Parisian inventor and entrepreneur Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) who was the first person to publicly announce a successful method of capturing images. His invention was an immediate hit, and France was soon gripped by ‘daguerreotypomania’. Daguerre released his formula and anyone was free to use it without paying a license fee – except in Britain, where he had secured a patent. Daguerreotypes required a subject to remain still for several minutes to ensure that the image would not blur.

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01/01/1856
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