JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE, SALT PRINT from Brady original.

JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE, SALT PRINT from Brady original.

JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE, SALT PRINT from Brady original. This may have been re-photographed from a Brady daguerreotype, and is a reversed image. Bell followed Sam Houston as Representative from Tennessee’s 7th district 1827 – 41, and was the Speaker of the House of Representatives under Andrew Jackson, 1834 –35. He was Secretary of War, and a Senator. He ran for President in 1860. He opposed the extension of slavery and secession, but supported the Confederacy during the Civil War. 5 7/8 x 4 5/8 on a trimmed album page. This is clean and undamaged and unusually rich for a salt print. [3+]

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