Captain Clase and family portrait, ca. 1870

Contributed by New Sweden Historical Society

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


Captain Nicholas Clase and his family were among the first 51 original settlers of the Maine Swedish Colony. They settled on Lot #135 in New Sweden. In the photo are pictured his wife, Anna, son Karl, and two daughters Agnes and Hilma.

Captain Clase was the only Swede of the first settlers to be able to speak and write in English. It became his responsibility to run the store and keep records for the colony.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Captain Clase and family portrait, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Location: New Sweden, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 18 cm
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

New Sweden Historical Society
116 Station Road, New Sweden, ME 04762

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.

How to cite content on this site

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.