Family portrait, ca. 1862

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Family portrait, ca. 1862

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Large families were common in the mid-nineteenth century, as reflected by this ambrotype of a father, a mother, and their three sons and three daughters. A small tintype portrait of young man was inserted under preserver. If the boy portrayed in the tintype was of age, it is possible he was taking part in the Civil War when this photo was taken.

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  • Title: Family portrait, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Media: Ambrotype
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.282.010
  • 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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