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This well-dressed family sat for Charles L. Marston of Bangor between 1856 and 1859. Marston skillfully posed the seven sitters - a father, mother, three sons, and two daughters – to accentuate their individual personalities, expressions, and postures, creating a balanced but dynamic composition. This daguerreotype is a half-plate, the second largest size available, testifying to the importance of this image.
About This Item
- Title: Unidentified family, ca. 1857
- Creator: Marston, Charles L.
- Creation Date: circa 1857
- Subject Date: circa 1857
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Dimensions: 14 cm x 10.8 cm
- Local Code: 2007.224.046
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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