WILL NICHOLLS, PETAPIXEL:
Back in March 1843, the sixth US president (serving from 1825–1829), John Quincy Adams, sat for a portrait photo in a Washington studio. Fast forward to the modern day, and the photo is now the oldest surviving photo of a U.S. president. It’s going to auction and carries an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.
The photo was taken years after Adams’ presidency, during his time spent in Congress, and was given as a gift to a fellow representative, Horace Everett. The man’s descendants then kept it in the family, and it has only now resurfaced in recent years.
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