This week's featured picture:
John Quincy Adams, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
This is a picture of John Quincy Adams, the earliest president to be photographed. The photo was taken in 1843, and many
people think of something like this when they think of Adams. However, Adams was actually much younger when he was president, and when these pictures were taken, he had been
out of office for around 20 years. Many believe the earliest photo of Adams was this one,
but it was taken shortly after. In Adams' diary, he viewed the photography process negatively, as back then people had to stand in the same position for a long time. Many argue
that the true oldest photo of a president was taken in 1841, but this was taken for William Henry Harrison, who was
president after Adams. Also, that photo was lost in history, and a remake was created later.
What exactly is TheUSAPresidents.com about?
- A small site about the US Presidents
- A place where US Presidents enthusiasts can hang out (The forum is here!)
- A site to go to if you want to learn some cool things about the past and present presidents of the US
We are not:
- A reputable source for work (I would recommend Britannica, History.com or Archives.gov.)
- A political site
- A site that doesn't follow its policies (browse all our policies here)