John Stringer, Hallowell, ca. 1865

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John Stringer, Hallowell, ca. 1865

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Description

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.

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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

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