As Daniel Webster died in October, 1852, earlier then the development of the tintype, it is virtually certain that this tintype is a copy of a lost daguerreotype. Further evidence that it is a copy is his relative youthfulness as compared to obviously later images.
I draw the viewer’s attention to a very unusual feature in the Kaplan Collection image, and the four shown known images: the outer middle of his lower lip is flat.
Please note the loose collar, and compare it to the loose collars in all his known photographic images.
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