1851, English, Photograph edition: [Joseph Jenkins Roberts, half-length portrait, full face] [graphic]. Anson, Rufus, (photographer.)

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Physical Description
  • 1 photograph : sixth plate daguerreotype.
Published
  • [ca. 1851]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [Joseph Jenkins Roberts, half-length portrait, full face].
Creator
  • Anson, Rufus, (photographer.)
Other Creators
  • Washington, Augustus, b. 1820, (photographer.)
Published
  • [ca. 1851]
Medium
  • [graphic]
Physical Description
  • 1 photograph : sixth plate daguerreotype.
Part Of
  • American Colonization Society. Records
  • Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects
Summary
  • Roberts arrived in Liberia in 1829 from Virginia. In 1839 Roberts was appointed Vice Colonial Governor of the Commonwealth of Liberia and took over as Governor of the Commonwealth, in 1841, when Thomas Buchanan died. Served as the first and seventh president of Liberia.
Biography
  • The American Colonization Society was organized in 1817 to resettle Afro-Americans in Liberia.
Notes
  • Case: back only, diamond inside geometric design.
  • Label taped on back of case: President Roberts.
  • This is a copy daguerreotype. Anson was not known to have operated a daguerreotype studio when President and Mrs. Roberts visited the United States. The original daguerreotype is attributed to Augustus Washington. See similar backdrop in DAG no. 1029.
  • Was part of LOT 8554.
  • Transfer Manuscript Division.
  • Forms part of: American Colonization Society Records, 1792-1964 (Library of Congress).
  • Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).
Access Conditions
  • Original served by appointment only.
Terms of Use
  • No known restrictions on publication.
Language
  • English
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