Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, ca. 1855

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Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, ca. 1855

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The George W. Bourne House, also known as the "Wedding Cake House" in Kennebunk was built between 1826 and 1829. The elaborate "icing-like" trim was added to the home in 1855, dating this daguerreotype during or just after that year. The cased dimage shows the house, the barn and an ornate fence.

This daguerreotype is an "after" photograph. A companion (before) image also exists in the Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography. The photographer is unknown.

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  • Title: Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, ca. 1855
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • Town: Kennebunk
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2007.358.020b
  • 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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