Portrait by photographer Benjamin Cole of Biddeford, ca. 1870

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Portrait by photographer Benjamin Cole of Biddeford, ca. 1870

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A portrait of a well-dressed man taken by Benjamin F. Cole, photographer, taken at the studio at 76 Main Street, Biddeford, ca. 1870.

B. F. Cole also shot stereographs and cabinet card images of Biddeford and Biddeford Pool in addition to the studio tintypes. Most of the earliest existing images of the area were shot by Cole.

This tintype retains the thin paper wrapper with the studio stamp on the back.

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  • Title: Portrait by photographer Benjamin Cole of Biddeford, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Benjamin F. Cole
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: 2985
  • Collection: General Image Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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