1861 DATED PHOTOGRAPH OFJOHN HOWARD PAYNE AUTHOR OF “HOME SWEET HOME”

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Civil War photograph of John Howard Payne.

Image is clear with good contrast.

Payne died in 1852 but his song “HOME SWEET HOME” became so popular during the war that copies of his photograph were produced for sale.

Publishing information and date is printed on bottom front of mount along with name. Name is also written in pencil at bottom of the image.

Reverse has E. ANTHONY BROADWAY N.Y. back mark. There is also a printed notation that reads “THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY LIKENESS EXTANT OF THE AUTHOR OF ‘HOME SWEET HOME’ BEING A DAGUERREOTYPE TAKEN BY HOWARD CHILTON IN 1842.”

John Howard Payne was born on June 9, 1791 in New York City. He was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!" a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world. After his return to the United States, Payne spent time with the Cherokee Indians. He published accounts that suggested their origin as one of the Ten Lost Tribes of ancient Israel.

In 1842, Payne was appointed American Consul to Tunis, where he served for nearly 10 years until his death on April 10, 1852.  [ad]

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