Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851 Location: Westport Island; Castine Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851-12-24 Location: Westport Island; East Machias; Lubec Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851 Location: Orland; Westport Island Media: ink on paper
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.
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.