Saturday, October 03, 2009
Two years ago I was asked to contribute to this Smithsonian Photo Initiativehttp://click.si.edu/Story.aspx?story=226. I was asked to find a photograph in the Smithsonian's collection and write about it. I selected this image of Dorothy Catherine Draper. It's actually a copy of the daguerreotype of her. The original has deteriorated. I love this photo! It shows a young Draper in 1830s clothing. Her brother Daniel took in June of 1839. If you want contribute to Click!, you can. It's now open to visitors. Do you have a story to share?