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Historical Items

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Item 103888

Aerial photographer with camera, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Media: Glass Negative

Item 103646

James Fowler family, Unity, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Unity Media: Ambrotype

Item 102725

John Calvin Stevens, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photographic Print

Exhibits

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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.

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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

… "Bouquet." Above the second floor is the sign, "Photography Rooms." Note the late 1880's fashions.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

… other inventions, including a patent for photography that made it possible to reduce the amount of time required for taking a photograph from many…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About Us - Page 2 of 3

Photography Workshop X At right, Dani Fazio, Image Services Coordinator for the Maine Historical Society, taught a photography workshop for…

My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII