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Who was the first US President to be photographed?

Question #148502. Asked by darksplash.
Last updated Jun 10 2021.
Originally posted Jun 10 2021 8:44 AM.

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John Quincy Adams was photographed by Matthew Brady sometime between 1843 and 1848, after his term as president (1825-1829)

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Quincy_Adams

William Henry Harrison was photographed at his inauguration in 1841. This photograph is older, but Harrison served as president in 1841.

link https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/the-oldest-known-photographs-of-a-us-president/272872/

Jun 10 2021, 9:34 AM
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Dolly Madison was the earliest First Lady to be photograph (in the late 1840s), long after her husband's presidential term (1809-1817).

Jun 10 2021, 9:36 AM
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