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Who was the first President to be photographed?


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2014-06-12 17:24:38
2014-06-12 17:24:38

John Quincy Adams was the first President to be photographed (see Related Links), but this photo was taken in 1843 long after he left office and was serving in Congress.

According to Whitehouse.gov, the first President to be photographed while in office was James Polk. There are copies of what look like a photo of William Henry Harrison, but I think these are a photo of a painting or drawing of Harrison made sometime later.

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James Buchanan's inauguration was the first to be photographed.

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John Quincy Adams was photographed in 1843 a few years after his term.

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I think it was James K. Polk, but it's a little confusing because he was not the first president to be photographed (probably John Quincy Adams), nor the first to have his inauguration photographed (James Buchanan), but he seems to be the first photographed in the White House

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No. The first president ever photographed was John Quincy Adams.

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John Adams was never photographed. His son John Quincy Adams was the first president photographed in 1843.


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