About this artwork

A distinguished scholar, respected politician and statesman, and brilliant orator, Edward Everett enjoyed a long and influential career in public life. This calotype was taken at the British Association meeting in York, when Everett was the American ambassador to Great Britain. He later became US secretary of state for a brief period from 1852, before entering the US Senate.

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David Octavius Hill

David Octavius Hill