Samuel L. Carleton daguerreotype, Portland, ca. 1852

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

During the 1840s and 50s, Portland was the largest center of photography in the state. For much of that time, the market was dominated by Samuel L. Carleton (active 1846-ca.1860) and George M. Howe (active 1850-1867)

A popular daguerreotypist, Samuel L. Carleton studied his trade in Boston before relocating to Portland in 1845. This daguerreotype of an unidentified woman was taken at Carleton's studio at 80 Middle Street.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel L. Carleton daguerreotype, Portland, ca. 1852
  • Creator: Carleton, Samuel L.
  • Creation Date: circa 1852
  • Subject Date: circa 1852
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 5.1 cm x 6.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2006.368.018
  • 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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