Jules Lion (c. 1809-1866), born in Paris, was an early American photographer. He was the first African-American photographer, opening a daguerrotype studio in New Orleans in 1840 one year after the invention of the process. Lion also painted, and made a series of lithographs of prominent Louisianans and people connected to Louisiana history, including John James Audubon and Andrew Jackson.
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