Lost Photos of History – James & Dolley Madison Daguerreotypes Revisited

James Madison and Dolley Madison

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Lost Photos of History – James & Dolley Madison Daguerreotypes Revisited

James Madison’s July 4th Update

James Madison’s life mask was my first life mask reconstruction; thus, I’ve learned a lot since then. I never really liked Madison’s eyebrows in the first reconstruction, so now he has a new set of eyebrows. Hopefully, these new ones are a little more realistic than the first ones. The old eyebrows are still shown in the video at this post. 

Another problem with the first reconstruction was his outfit. I did not have a good suit for him at that time. Now thanks to 1/6 poseable action figures, I’m able to refit him with a new outfit.

This post’s images show how both James and Dolley may have appeared in daguerreotype photographs taken in 1826. Unlike my first “lost photo” of the couple, this set of “fake” daguerreotypes shows how they most likely appeared together at the same time. In my first photo at this post, I added James to an existing picture of Dolley. James was 17 years older than Dolley. Dolley was 80 years old in the 1848 photograph, adding the 75-year-old life mask version of James created an anachronism.

Shown below are both the color and black & white versions of the daguerreotypes, showing the correct age difference.

James Madison

James Madison with “eyebrow” updates.

James Madison Life Mask
James Madison life mask color daguerreotype

 

James Madison life mask daguerreotype
James Madison life mask daguerreotype

Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison life mask color daguerreotype
Dolley Madison life mask color daguerreotype

 

Dolley Madison life mask daguerreotype
Dolley Madison life mask daguerreotype

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