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Half plate daguerreotype portrait of David R. Atchison by Jessie H. Whitehurst, probably made in St. Louis, Missouri. David Rice Atchison was a pro-slavery leader from Missouri. He represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate from 1843 to 1855. He was involved in various aspects of the territorial conflict and allegedly rode with the raiders who sacked Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in 1856. The town of Atchison, and Atchison County, were named for him.
Creator: Whitehurst, Jessie H.
Item Number: 90459
Call Number: B Atchison David R. *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90459
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1800-1854
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Pro-Slavery
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Daguerreotypes
People - Notable People - Atchison, David Rice, 1807-1886
Places - Other States - Missouri
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Daguerreotypes