Carpenter holding a square, ca. 1850

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Carpenter holding a square, ca. 1850

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Description

A daguerreotype portrait shows an unidentified man holding a carpenter's square.

Skilled artisans often had portraits made holding the tools of their trade. Groups such as the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association also used images of artisans' tools to depict the various trades.

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About This Item

  • Title: Carpenter holding a square, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 7 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.283.029
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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