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Augustus Washington Daguerreotype
mid-1800s

African American daguerreotypist
New England photographer Augustus Washington was one of the very few African American daguerreotypists of the 1800s. His excellent skills are demonstrated in this portrait entitled "Aunt Eliza Denslow."

Notes
Augustus Washington (1820-1875)
Aunt Eliza Denslow Harris (1808-1891)
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Learn more!
· A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (National Portrait Gallery Exhibition)
· Augustus Washington
· African American Photographers

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