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Dolley Madison and Anna Payne

Dolley Madison and Anna Payne
Artist
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896
Sitter
Dolley Dandridge Payne Todd Madison, 20 May 1768 - 12 Jul 1849
Anna ("Annie") Payne Causten, 1819 - 9 Nov 1852
Date
c. 1848
Type
Photograph
Medium
Quarter-plate copy daguerreotype
Dimensions
Image: 8.5 x 6.3cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/2")
Case Open: 10.6 x 16.1 x 1cm (4 3/16 x 6 5/16 x 3/8")
Case Closed: 10.6 x 8 x 2cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/8 x 13/16")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Cased object
Dolley Dandridge Payne Todd Madison: Female
Dolley Dandridge Payne Todd Madison: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Dolley Dandridge Payne Todd Madison: Society and Social Change\Socialite
Anna ("Annie") Payne Causten: Female
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dortha Louise Dobson Adem Rogus, direct descendant of Dolley Madison
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2006.92
Exhibition Label
First Lady Dolley Madison’s (1768–1849) influence in Washington, D.C., was commemorated in 1844, when the House of Representatives voted unanimously to reserve a seat for her on the Congressional Floor to attend political debates. Around this time, she experienced the dawn of photography, as the daguerreotype entered into American culture. In 1848, Madison and her niece, Anna Payne (1819–1852), visited the studio of Mathew Brady, who would later become famous for his Civil War-era photographs.
La influencia de la primera dama Dolley Madison (1768– 1849) en Washington D.C. se solemnizó en 1844 cuando la Cámara de Representantes votó unánimemente por reservarle un asiento en la sala de reuniones para que asistiera a los debates políticos. Hacia esa época, Madison vivió los albores de la fotografía al introducirse el daguerrotipo en la cultura estadounidense. En 1848, Madison y su sobrina Anna Payne (1819–1852) visitaron el estudio de Mathew Brady, quien luego sería famoso por sus fotografías de la Guerra Civil.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Family Ties
On View
NPG, East Gallery 134