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John Neal, Portland, ca. 1870

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John Neal, Portland, ca. 1870

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Portland's John Neal (1793-1876) epitomized the spirit of 19th century Maine. In his long life he was a boxer, novelist, gymnist, publisher, architect, quarryman, attorney, phrenologist, pro-feminist and America's first art critic.

In 1827, after living in England, Neal settled in his home town, founded the acclaimed, but short-lived, literary magazine, the "Yankee," and helped stimulate an artistic climate that flourished through the Civil War.

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  • Title: John Neal, Portland, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Lamson
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black & white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 11 x 17
  • Local Code: Photographs--Neal
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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Neal, John, 1793-1876
Authors, American--Maine

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