Fireman, Bath, ca. 1865

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Description

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.


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