Anna Margaret Holwell Deering and daughters, Portland, ca. 1855

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Anna Margaret Holwell (1805-1887) of Portland is pictured with her five daughters, Harriet (1827-1909), Margaret (1828-1905), Georgiana (1830-1881), Isabelle (1833-1856), and Marion (1835-1924).

Holwell, the daughter of British Major John Z. Holwell, married Nathaniel Deering, a noted attorney, author, editor, composer, and dramatist, in 1824.

The couple had nine children, five of whom were daughters.

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  • Title: Anna Margaret Holwell Deering and daughters, Portland, ca. 1855
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 15 cm x 2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2006, Box 1/6
  • Collection: Deering family daguerreotype collection
  • Object Type: Image

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