Daniel Websiter Daniel Webster Daguerreotype Lateral Image

Life Image


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.


Kaplan Collection Known Images



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