A father and his three children, ca. 1845

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

A father and his three children, ca. 1845

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.


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.

View/Add Comments

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

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

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

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

More to Consider

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.