John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

This daguerreotype photograph is one of the few photographs taken of John Quincy Adams. He was the sixth president of the United States and the first son of a president to attain the office. He also served as secretary of state under James Monroe, becoming the chief architect of the Monroe Doctrine. Adams was serving in the House of Representatives at the time of this photograph, and is the only ex-president ever to do so. He served in Congress for seventeen years, earning the nickname "Old Man Eloquent." He died in 1848 suffering a fatal stroke on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Date:
1843 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Daguerreotype
Item#:
6.035
Photographer:
Southworth & Hawes (Boston)
Height:
1356px
Width:
1027px
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