Daniel Webster
Original Author: John Adams Whipple
Created: ca. 1847
Medium: Quarter plate daguerreotype

Daniel Webster (Circa 1847)

Daniel Webster, American politician and orator, peers directly into the camera in this daguerreotype portrait made in Boston circa 1847 by photographer and inventor John Adams Whipple. Whipple is noted not only for his daguerreotype portraits of people and buildings, but also for his pioneering daguerreotypes of the moon, which he made using a refractor telescope at Harvard.