Francis Henry Grice Library of Congress Daguerreotype 1508, ca1844, Proposed by RBN to Depict Ruth Moon Clayton

Ruth Moon Clayton was 27 years old in 1844. She appears somewhat older in Daguerreotype 1385. where she shares the image with her husband William Clayton. The posing and composition of 1508 are far superior to 1385, raising the possibility that the former may have been taken by someone other than Francis Grice – perhaps Lucien Foster.

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