William Willis, Portland, ca. 1846

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Daguerreotypists George S. Hough and Charles J. Anthony produced this image of William Willis, a prominent Portland lawyer and historian.

Willis (1794-1870) wrote The History of Portland and was an early president of the Maine Historical Society.

A paper label attached to the daguerreotype reads "Hon William / Willis. / Historian / my great uncle".

Hough and Anthony worked in Portland in 1846 before relocating to Providence and then Pittsburgh.

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  • Title: William Willis, Portland, ca. 1846
  • Creator: Hough and Anthony
  • Creation Date: circa 1846
  • Subject Date: circa 1846
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2007.215.017
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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