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Two men posed for a studio photograph while holding their harness-making equipment. The man on the right is situated behind a boot-making bench. Harnessmakers and saddlers worked with leather to create equipment for horses accessories. In some instances, as suggested by the presence of the bench, harnessmakers created Calvary boots, later styled as "harness boots."
In this era of photography portraiture, it was common for subjects to pose with implements that denoted their occupation.
About This Item
- Title: Two harnessmakers with their tools, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 7.8 cm x 4.4 cm
- Local Code: 2014.237.006
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Boot makers
- Boot making
- Harness makers
- Harness making
- Leather crafting
- Photographic studios
- Portrait photographs
- Working class
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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