William MillerAugust 21, 2006
I have recently begun editing at Wikipedia. I totally rewrote and expanded the article on William Miller (which still needs some more work). While doing so I discovered that a photograph of Miller has recently been discovered.
This is very exciting because up until now, no photograph of Miller has been known- all illustrations of Miller have been artistic renditions. The photograph is poor in quality and I have asked the finder if it is possible to obtain a better quality picture. The photograph was found in the New York Public Library and it is a Daguerrotype dated to 1845.
SDAs trace their roots back to William Miller and his Millerite followers, being part of a group that re-interpreted the failed prophecy of October 22, 1844.