Unidentified family, ca. 1857

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Unidentified family, ca. 1857

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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.

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  • 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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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