Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1849

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Musician Hermann Kotzschmar of Portland, in a portrait probably taken shortly after he arrived in the United States from Germany. It is probably the first photograph taken of him.

He came to Portland and became an important musical figure in the city, serving as organist at the First Parish Church and conductor of the Haydn Association.

About This Item

  • Title: Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1849
  • Creator: Lakeside Press
  • Creation Date: circa 1849
  • Subject Date: circa 1849
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Mk P837k.3b
  • Object Type: Image

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