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Daguerreotype of carpenter, ca. 1850

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Daguerreotype of carpenter, ca. 1850

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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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  • Title: Daguerreotype of carpenter, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • 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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