Bricklayers with their tools, ca. 1865

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Bricklayers with their tools, ca. 1865

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Three bricklayers posed for a tintype studio portrait holding tools of their trade, bricks and trowels. In this era of photography portraiture, it was common for subjects to pose with implements that denoted their occupation. It was also popular to hand-color aspects of a photograph. The men's cheeks have been colored pink.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bricklayers with their tools, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 6.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2014.237.002
  • 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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