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Portraits: Looking Good

Early Republic fashion doll, ca. 1787

Early Republic fashion doll, ca. 1787

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Maine Historical Society

"There, I wanted you to see this, -–'t is mother's picture. 't was taken once when she was up to Portland, soon after she was married.

"I reached out my hand to see her mother's [daguerreotype]… a most flower-like face of a lovely young woman in quaint dress."


–– Sarah Orne Jewett, "The Country of the Pointed Firs," 1896


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