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This is a daguerreotype of Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845.
Because the exposure time for a daguerreotype was about 20 seconds, sitting for one's portrait was a slightly arduous process. Sitters had to remain still for the length of the exposure, often resulting in uncomfortable or unnatural expressions on their faces.
About This Item
- Title: Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845
- Creation Date: circa 1845
- Subject Date: circa 1845
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: 2008.283.032
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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