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The George W. Bourne House was built in 1826 as a classic federal structure with an attached ell and barn. Following its exuberant, ornamental embellishment in 1855, it became known as the "Wedding Cake" house.
This daguerreotype is a "before" photograph, prior to the embellishment added in 1855. A companion image also exists in the Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography.
About This Item
- Title: George W. Bourne House, Kennebunk, ca. 1855
- Creation Date: circa 1855
- Subject Date: circa 1855
- Town: Kennebunk
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: 2007.358.020a
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Historic buildings--Maine--Kennebunk
- Decoration and ornament--Federal Style
- Architecture, Domestic
- Wedding cakes
- Bourne, George Washington, 1801-1856--Homes and haunts--Maine--Kennebunk
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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