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Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca. 1860

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Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca. 1860

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Benjamin Paul Akers, a renowned sculptor, was born in Saccarappa in 1825 and later moved with his family to Salmon Falls, where his father operated a wood-turning mill.

Akers had a studio in Portland and later studied and worked in Boston, then in Rome. Akers was married to Elizabeth Anne Chase, a journalist and poet. He died in 1861 of tuberculosis.

Akers' brother, Carl, also was a sculptor and artist.

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  • Title: Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: Coll. 443, 14/6
  • Object Type: Image

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