While we know that Frederick DeBourg Richards took the individual
daguerreotype portraits of these class members at Princeton, the larger
composite portrait was made by a New York daguerreotypist named Henry
E. Insley. Insley placed the name of his studio in the top right compartment
of the composite daguerreotype.
Students were not alone in having their composite daguerreotype
portraits made for the Portrait Gallery. In the 1850s the faculty
had their individual portraits redaguerreotyped into composite