Fireman, Bath, ca. 1865

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Fireman, Bath, ca. 1865

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A fireman from Bath's Engine 3 posed for this studio portrait. The photo print on the great majority of tintypes was laterally reversed, so subjects appear as if in a mirror. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth has noted that membership in local fire companies was a particular matter of pride in Maine during this era, and it was common for men to take their picture in uniform.

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About This Item

  • Title: Fireman, Bath, ca. 1865
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 6.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2014.237.017
  • 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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