Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865

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Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865

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Description

Two men have posed for a tintype studio portrait wearing hats and aprons, smoking pipes and holding saws. In this era of photography portraiture it was common for subjects to pose with implements that denoted their occupation. These men appear to be carpenters. A label adhered to the verso reads "Bingham."

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About This Item

  • Title: Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Town: Bingham
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 5.7 cm
  • Local Code: 2014.237.019
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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