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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

Surette Family, Mexico, 1919

Surette Family, Mexico, 1919

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Bangor Public Library

This family portrait, by contrast, is much more casual.

Both parents are seated and both are holding children. The message is less about status than it is capturing the images of a growing family.

Also immigrants, George and Marguerite Surrette came from Canada. George Surrette worked as a machine operator in a mill in Rumford.


Selected Bibliography
Hawes, Joseph M. and N. Ray Hiner, eds. American Childhood: A Research Guide and Historical Handbook. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Heininger, Mary Lyyn Stevens, Karin Calvert, et.al. A Century of Childhood, 1820-1920. Rochester: Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, 1984.

Macleod, David I. The Age of the Child: Children in America, 1890-1920. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1998.

Robinson, William F. A Certain Slant of Light: The First Hundred Years of New England Photography. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980.


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