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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.
About This Item
- Title: William Willis, Portland, ca. 1846
- Creator: Hough and Anthony
- Creation Date: circa 1846
- Subject Date: circa 1846
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: 2007.215.017
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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