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John "Johnny" Stringer of Hallowell has posed for a studio portrait wearing a large top hat, carrying a woven basket, and holding a cane. Born in England in 1771, Stringer was a cabinetmaker and clothespin maker. He died in Hallowell in 1849. This tintype is a copy of a daguerreotype by A.F. Morse of Hallowell.
Author Emma Huntington Nason included him as one of the interesting town characters in "Old Hallowell on the Kennebec," published in 1909.
About This Item
- Title: John Stringer, Hallowell, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1848
- Town: Hallowell
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 7 cm
- Local Code: 2014.237.021
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
- Basket weaving
- Top hats
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