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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.
About This Item
- 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
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