Root, Samuel

Samuel Root and his older brother Marcus Aurelius were early pioneers in American photography.  Samuel Root lived over 30 years in Dubuque.  Root is known for taking famous photographs of P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb, Henry Clay, Vice President George Dallas, Jenny Lind, Frederick Douglass and Bishop Matthew Simpson.

Photographs & Images

LJTP 100.011 - S. Root - German Couple

LJTP 100.011 - S. Root - German Couple

LJTP 100.022 - Daguerreotype by Samuel Root - c.1849-1856

LJTP 100.022 - Daguerreotype by Samuel Root - c.1849-1856

LJTP 100.031 - Henry Clay by Samuel Root

LJTP 100.031 - Henry Clay by Samuel Root

LJTP 100.064 - Native American Boy by S. Root - c.1860

LJTP 100.064 - Native American Boy by S. Root - c.1860

LJTP 100.065 - Francis Jay Herron by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.065 - Francis Jay Herron by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.066 - Dubuque Town Clock by S. Root - c.1870

LJTP 100.066 - Dubuque Town Clock by S. Root - c.1870

LJTP 100.067 - S. Root Playing chess by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.067 - S. Root Playing Chess by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.068 - S. Roots Dog Dean - c.1865

LJTP 100.068 - Samuel Root's Dog Dean - c.1865

LJTP 100.069 - Dunleith & Dubuque Railroad Bridge - c.1870

LJTP 100.069 - Dunleith & Dubuque Railroad Bridge - c.1870

LJTP 100.070 - Camp Henderson National Encampment by S. Root - 1884

LJTP 100.070 - Camp Henderson National Encampment by S. Root - 1884

LJTP 100.071 - Root & Cutter Gallery - 1868

LJTP 100.071 - Root & Cutter Gallery - 1868

LJTP 100.072 - Bishop Matthew Simpson - 1868

LJTP 100.072 - Bishop Matthew Simpson - 1868

LJTP 100.074 - Dubuque West 8th Street by S. Root - 1868

LJTP 100.074 - Dubuque West 8th Street by S. Root - 1868

LJTP 100.075 - Samuel and M.A. Root - The Daguerreotypist - 1854

LJTP 100.075 - Samuel and M.A. Root - The Daguerreotypist - 1854

LJTP 100.076 - Dunleith & Dubuque Railroad Bridge under Construction by S. Root - 1868

LJTP 100.076 - Dunleith & Dubuque Railroad Bridge under Construction by S. Root - 1868

Misc. Artifacts

LJTP 700.017 - Root & Co Advertising Token - c.1850

LJTP 700.017 - Root & Co Advertising Token - c.1850