Daguerreotype of an elderly couple, Portland, ca. 1852

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Daguerreotype of an elderly couple, Portland, ca. 1852

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This quarter-plate daguerreotype of an elderly couple was taken by Portland daguerrian Samuel L. Carleton.
Carleton was a local photographer and instructor who arrived in Portland from Boston in 1845. He operated various studios on Middle Street throughout his Portland career. The daguerreotypes's mat was stamped "S. L. Carleton" on the lower left corner, and "Portland ME" at the lower right.

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  • Title: Daguerreotype of an elderly couple, Portland, ca. 1852
  • Creator: Carleton, Samuel L.
  • Creation Date: circa 1852
  • Subject Date: circa 1852
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: 2006.368.014
  • 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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