Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
Conrad Heyer (1749-1856) was reputed to be the first white child born in Waldoboro, then a German immigrant community. Other sources list his birth date as 1753.
He served in the Continental Army for one year, discharged mid-December 1777.
Heyer bought a farm in Waldoboro after the war, where he lived the rest of his life. When he died in 1856, he was buried with full military honors. After the introduction of the daguerreotype to the United States, Heyer is credited as the earliest-born American to be photographed.
About This Item
- Title: Conrad Heyer, Waldoboro, ca. 1852
- Creation Date: circa 1852
- Subject Date: circa 1852
- Town: Waldoboro
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 7 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 443, Box 14/7
- Collection: Miscellaneous daguerreotypes
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.
More to Consider
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.