Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes

September 22, 1978 – February 4, 1979

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor Floor Plan

See a major exhibit of daguerrotype portraits of 110 notable Americans drawn from gallery collections and on loan. Likenesses included are those of Mary and Abraham Lincoln, Albert Gallatin, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson and Nathanial Hawthorne's children, Samuel F.B. Morse and Horace Greeley.


Organized by Harold Pfister, Gallery staff member.