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    John Quincy Adams Portrait Engraving Signed. This 3.25" x 4.5" N[athaniel] Dearborn engraving features the bust of the sixth president within an ornamental border. Below the caption, which reads "John Quincy Adams/ 6th President of the U.S. of America", is a facsimile signature. The president's signature is boldly written above the image. 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 of himself (no signed photograph of Adams is known to exist). A rare and desirable signed engraving.

    Condition: Mounted to a 5" x 7" mat. Light soiling and minor surface flaws, one curved surface scratch.


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    April, 2016
    5th Tuesday
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