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Two fireman from Vinalhaven wore their full uniform when they posed for this tintype portrait. Their cheeks have been hand-colored in pink. 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. The photo print on the great majority of tintypes was laterally reversed, so subjects appear as if in a mirror.
About This Item
- Title: Two firemen, Vinalhaven, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Town: Vinalhaven
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 6.3 cm
- Local Code: 2014.237.014
- 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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