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A fireman from Bath's Engine 3 posed for this studio portrait. The photo print on the great majority of tintypes was laterally reversed, so subjects appear as if in a mirror. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth has noted that membership in local fire companies was a particular matter of pride in Maine during this era, and it was common for men to take their picture in uniform.
About This Item
- Title: Fireman, Bath, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Town: Bath
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 6.3 cm
- Local Code: 2014.237.017
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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