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A.W. Doniphan

Author(s) -   White, Edward ; Jewett

Topic- Kearny's March, Doniphan's March, Troop Movements and Logistics, Other Mexican Towns and Cities

Publication Information -   Doniphan's expedition : containing an account of the conquest of New Mexico, General Kearney's overland expedition to California, Doniphan's campaign against the Navajos, his unparalleled march upon Chihuahua and Durango, and the operations of General Price at Santa Fe. With a sketch of the life of Col. Doniphan..   Published by: J. A. & U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1850

Format -   People

Collection -   Garrett Bay D

Call Number -   E 405.2 .H88 1850

Description -   According to the inscriptions, the portrait was "drawn & engraved by Jewett, Cinc[inatti, from a]"daguerreotype by White, N[ew] O[rleans]." This was probably Edward White, daguerreotypist,daguerrean case and plate manufacturer, dealer in daguerrean stock who was active in New Orleans from 1846-1848. Daguerreotypist Richard Carr, working in Veracruz in late 1846, attempted to order stock from White but was unsuccessful due to the U.S. blockade. In late 1847, White's employee Edward Jacobs received favorable press coverage in the New Orleans papers for his daguerrean portrait of Zachary Taylor, taken after his return from the war. See Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide: A Biographical Dictionary (Stanford University Press, 2005), p. 627.

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