Bringing the past to life with colour

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, the sixth US president, pictured later in his career in 1843, while he was a member of the House of Representatives, using his position there to fight against slavery. Two years before this photo, Adams represented, pro bono, the defendants in United States v. The Amistad Africans in the Supreme Court.

A cropped copy of the original 1843 daguerreotype.


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