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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

September 24, 1999 – January 2, 2000

Museum: Portrait Gallery

Location: Gallery 203, second floor

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington (b. 1820 or 1821), including the earliest know image of abolitionist John Brown.

See Smithsonian magazine, November 1999

Online Exhibition