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Root, Marcus Aureliuslocked


American, 19th century, male.

Born 15 August 1808, in Granville, Ohio; died 1888, in Philadelphia.

Photographer (daguerreotypes), writer, historian, collector.


Born in Ohio, Marcus Aurelius Root moved to Philadelphia in 1832 to train as a portrait painter under Thomas Sully but instead decided to teach penmanship. By ...

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