Prints & Photographs Division
Acquisition and Appraisal Information
John Ross, full length portrait, facing front
standing next to a small table. Half-plate daguerreotype, ca. 1850.
John Ross (1790-1866)
led the Cherokees for more than fifty years during one of the most turbulent
times in their history as they fought to retain their homeland. This is
the only known daguerreotype of Ross.