Duperly was born in Paris, but was in Jamaica in the 1830s and produced a lithograph of the 1831 Baptist War and the emancipation celebrations in Kingston in 1838. He also provided a pictorial chronicle of African-Caribbean people in the 1830s. During the 1840s he published a collection of daguerreotypes of Jamaica.
- "Adolphe Duperly and Sons". RCS Photographers Index. Cambridge University Library. Retrieved 6 January 2016.