A Durable Memento: Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
by Ann M. Shumard
24 pages, 33 illustrations
The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
This booklet traces the life of the enterprising Washington from his successful daguerreotype studio in Hartford, Connecticut, where he photographed abolitionist John Brown, to his immigration to Liberia, where he continued his career.
This booklet has been funded by Furthermore, the publication program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.