Man holding a compass, Rockland, ca. 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

A seated man in a suit has been photographed holding paper and a compass. A square, a brush, and other drafting implements are on the table, suggesting he was an architect, builder, or designer. In this era of photography portraiture it was common for sitters to pose with implements that denoted their occupation. The tintype was discovered in Rockland.

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About This Item

  • Title: Man holding a compass, Rockland, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Location: Rockland, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 5.1 cm
  • Local Code: 2014.237.020
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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