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This ambrotype portrait probably is Maria Generson, who married Mr. Goddard.
The ambrotype, invented in 1854, eventually came to hold a place of prominence over its predecessor, the daguerreotype, in part because ambrotypes were made on glass plates instead of silver, and therefore cost less than daguerreotypes.
About This Item
- Title: Maria Generson, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- State: ME
- Media: Ambrotype
- Local Code: 2008.377.036
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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