Because cameras weren't used until 1800s, how can this photo be Abraham Venable II?

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Good question Lee,

With a little searching I found that many images similar to that one are photos of portraits done in another medium such as oil paints.

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The answer above is probably the right one
by Isabella Fiske G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)
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I'm no expert, but the man looks more like a Civil War era man than one who lived prior to the American Revolution. His uniform and short hair style do not look pre-revolution to me. But that's just my pre coffee early morning opinion.
by Jeanie Roberts G2G6 Pilot (144k points)

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