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Ambrotype Portrait of West Virginia Politicians William Brown and Daniel Farnsworth

Collection Number: A&M 3845


Cased ambrotype image of William Gay Brown, Sr. and Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth, prominent political leaders in the formation and early government of West Virginia. The opposite side of the image has a political advertisement stating, "People's Ticket; For Congress, Wm. G. Brown. Senate, Dan. D. T. Farnsworth." The ambrotype is 2 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. with ornate, somewhat corroded, copper-toned preserver and mat. The case is 3 1/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. with embossed paper over wood.


  • Creation: ca. 1860

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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.

Biographical / Historical

William Gay Brown Sr. from Preston County, served in the United States House of Representatives for Virginia before the Civil War and as a Congressman for West Virginia during the War. Daniel D. T. Farnsworth, from Uphsur County, was never elected to the United States Senate; he did however serve in the West Virginia Legislature for several terms and as Interim-Governor in 1869.


0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 3/4 in.)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Ambrotype Portrait of West Virginia Politicians William Brown and Daniel Farnsworth, ca. 1860
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US