A father and his three children, ca. 1845

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A father and his three children, ca. 1845

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Description

A father is seated alone to the left, while his son, seated center right, received the attention of his two sisters. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth has stated that this arrangement typifies mourning photos of the era where the mother has died and the daughters are now in charge of caring for the son.

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About This Item

  • Title: A father and his three children, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: 2008.282.006
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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