The Washington Post
June 15 ‘Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting’
Escape your Instagram feed and explore the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of daguerreotypes, the earliest practical form of photography. The exhibition, inspired by the museum’s 50th anniversary, includes portraits of notable figures in American history, including showman P.T. Barnum (who posed alongside performer Tom Thumb), Civil War nurse and mental health activist Dorothea Dix, Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake and U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Through June 2, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, F and Eight streets NW. npg.si.edu. Free.