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.
- 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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