Deceased child, ca. 1855
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
A daguerreotype image of an unnamed deceased child. The photograph is part of a collection relating to the Sewall family of York.
It was relatively common to photograph deceased children -- the only physical memory parents would have had of their child during an era of high childhood death rates.
- Title: Deceased child, ca. 1855
- Creation Date: circa 1855
- Subject Date: circa 1855
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: Coll. 2015, Box 1
- Collection: Sewall family collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.