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Benjamin Paul Akers, a renowned sculptor, was born in Saccarappa in 1825 and later moved with his family to Salmon Falls, where his father operated a wood-turning mill.
Akers had a studio in Portland and later studied and worked in Boston, then in Rome. Akers was married to Elizabeth Anne Chase, a journalist and poet. He died in 1861 of tuberculosis.
Akers' brother, Carl, also was a sculptor and artist.
About This Item
- Title: Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: Coll. 443, Box 14/6 (1295*)
- Collection: Miscellaneous daguerreotypes
- Object Type: Image
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