Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


Two men have posed for a tintype studio portrait wearing hats and aprons, smoking pipes and holding saws. In this era of photography portraiture it was common for subjects to pose with implements that denoted their occupation. These men appear to be carpenters. A label adhered to the verso reads "Bingham."

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Two carpenters, Bingham, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Town: Bingham
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 5.7 cm
  • Local Code: 2014.237.019
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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.