John Adams was born in Grafton, Massachusetts back in 1822 to Jonathan and Melinda. From all accounts, he was an ardent student of chemistry. The chemicals he mixed together caused him to have health issues so he had to stop and turn his attention to something else, which of course is the rest of the story.
I don’t have much on his education but what I can tell you is that he was a prolific inventor. His main interest was that of photography. If you can find one of his daguerreotype you are a millionaire. He invented crayon daguerreotypes, he developed the process for making paper prints from glass albumen negatives. He died in 1891.
What you may not know about John Adams Whipple is that he was the first person in the United States to manufacture the chemicals used for daguerreotypes. He was a pioneer in astronomical and night photography. He was the first to produce images of stars other than the sun. His image of the moon won the prize for technical excellence in photography at the great 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. One of his daguerreotypes of George Washington’s home is no housed at the Smithsonian.
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