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    John Quincy Adams Portrait Engraving Signed. This N[athaniel] Dearborn engraving features the half-bust of the sixth president within an ornamental frame. Below the caption, which reads "John Quincy Adams/ 6th President of the U.S. of America", is a facsimile signature. The president's signature, "John Quincy Adams", is boldly written above the engraving. On the verso, T. Jones Yerke has written that President Adams "wrote his name here on July 11, 1842 being on that day 75 years old." Adams was the first president to be photographed, though that image was taken after he had left office and after the dating of this engraving. He is also, likely, the first president to sign any likeness (no signed photograph of Adams is known to exist), making this signed engraving of the sixth president rare and desirable. Some soiling, mostly along the margins.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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