Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
This half-plate daguerreotype shows a family portrait of Lucretia Day Sewall with five of her ten children, probably taken in Portland.
The children are, from left, Somers, Ellen, Abby, Lucretia and Eunice.
Kiah Bayley Sewall (1807-1865) and his wife, Lucretia Day Sewall (1813-1895), married in 1836. He lived in New York and she in Portland while he was trying to resolve debts from land speculation and was studying law. Their first child was born in Portland.
Finally, he set up a law practice in Mobile, where the other children were born. However, the rest of the family sometimes lived in Portland with the Days and several of the children went to school in Maine.
K.B. Sewall was in Mobile during much of the Civil War and died in Boston on his way back to Portland in 1865.
About This Item
- Title: Lucretia Day Sewall and children, Portland, ca. 1849
- Creation Date: circa 1849
- Subject Date: circa 1849
- Town: Mobile
- State: AL
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 24 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 105, Box 5/1
- Collection: Sewall family papers
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Sewall family--Portrait photographs
- United States--History--Civil War, 1862-1865--Personal narratives
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.