Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs

June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017

George Bancroft by John Jabez Edwin Mayall / Half-plate daguerreotype (hand-colored), c. 1847

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

1st Floor, East Floor Plan

Often we associate one image with a person from history especially in a museum setting. This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two portraits each of famous mid-19th century figures, including Frederick Douglass, Jenny Lind, Zachary Taylor, and Jefferson Davis.