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Meade Brothers Studio 
Plaque "To Washington An Humble Tribute from Two Disciples of Daguerre" placed by the Meade Brothers at the Washington Monument 
1854 (or later) 
  
Daguerreotype 
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 
Photographed by Bruce Guthrie. 
  
 
LL/70662 
  
The plaque is on a staircase (280 ft level) inside the Washington Monument.
 
"The Messrs Meade are preparing a block of marble for the Washington Monument . . .", December 1854 , Photographic and Fine Art Journal
 
Judith M. Jacob, 2005, "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones", (National Parks Service), p. 203
www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/wamo/stones.pdf 
 

 
  
 
  
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