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Last NameWhipple    
Given NameJohn Adams    
alt. NamesJ. A. W. ;    
MarriageElizabeth Mann (1819-1891) on May 12, 1847 in Boston     
Year born1822 (or 1823?) in Grafton, Massachusetts    
Year died1891     
Place of deathBoston, Massachusetts    
Father's occupationJonathan Whipple (1795-1851) and mother Melinda Grout (1799-1863)    
Relativessee the Whipple familiy under http://genweb.whipple.org/d0518/I3786.html    
Educationin chemistry by his father, in photography autodidact    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forastronomer William Cranch Bond (1789-1859) & his son ->George P. Bond at the Harvard College Observatory    
PatronageHarvard College Observatory    
Collaborators->James Wallace Black; astron. William B. Jones     
Techniques1st American to make daguerreotype process chemicals; astronomical photography; microphotography    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesBoston Directory 1848; Kirchheimer 1982:46f; Ann Thomas ed.:Beauty of Another Order. Photography in Science, Ottawa 1997: 197; Corey Keller: Brought to Light : Photography and the Invisible 1840-1900, 2009, figs.41-2; Q.Bajac: Dans le Champ des Étoiles2000: 14,19,115-6,125; Omar Nasim: James Nasmyth on the Moon; Or on Becoming a Lunar Being Without the Lunacy,” in Selene’s Two Faces: From 17th Century Drawings to Spacecraft Imaging, ed. Carmen Pérez González, Leiden, 2018.    
otherWhipple & Black in Boston; first daguerreotype of a star (Vega) in 1850; portrait photographer & inventor of, e.g., crystallotypes (making paper prints from glass albumen negatives)    

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