The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

The Other John Quincy Adams

A former MHS research fellow (Dael Norwood, Princeton University) sent along a pretty cool project the New York Times is doing right now: in "But the Name is Familiar," they're profiling people who share the same name as former presidents. This week's feature was John Quincy Adams, an 87-year old Brooklyn preacher and founder of the New Frontier Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The photographer, Patrick Witty, has intentionally made the photograph of Mr. Adams resemble the daguerrotype made of John Quincy Adams in 1843.

permalink | Published: Thursday, 19 November, 2009, 2:58 PM


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