Sixth plate daguerreotype of unidentified woman, Portland, ca. 1848

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Sixth plate daguerreotype of unidentified woman, Portland, ca. 1848

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Around the year 1848, Portland photographer Samuel Carleton (1822-1908) captured this sixth plate bust portrait of an unidentified woman. A felt insert within the image's leatherette case reads the words "Carleton / Artist / Portland." In 1847-1848 city directory, Carleton was listed at 49 Middle Street, at his "Great Daguerrian or Heliographic Gallery."

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  • Title: Sixth plate daguerreotype of unidentified woman, Portland, ca. 1848
  • Creator: Carleton, Samuel L.
  • Creation Date: circa 1848
  • Subject Date: circa 1848
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2007.224.052
  • 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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