Maria Generson, ca. 1860

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Maria Generson, ca. 1860

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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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
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