Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
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This tintype portrait of William Pitt Preble (1811-1905) is housed in a cartouche card. Preble came to Great Cranberry Island as a school teacher, then held many civic posts while pursuing his shipbuilding, shipwreck appraising, and store-keeping enterprises.
He was the second owner of the Preble House, surviving two wives and raising nine children.
About This Item
- Title: William Pitt Preble, ca. 1870
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Local Name: Great Cranberry Island
- Town: Cranberry Isles
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
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