Category: People, Famous Maine People
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1885
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Media: Copy of a pen and ink drawing
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.
Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.