Eliphaz Chapman, ca. 1845

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Eliphaz Chapman, ca. 1845

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This daguerreotype is a copy of a portrait painting of Eliphaz Chapman. A note pinned to the inside case cover reads, ”Eliphaz Chapman, father of Robert A. Chapman.”

Daguerreotype portraits and painted portraits had an interesting relationship in the mid-19th century. Many portraits painters used daguerreotypes as a basis for their work.

Emerson is quoted in Beaumont Newhall's The Daguerretype in America as writing: "'Tis certain that the Daguerreotype is the true Republican style of painting. The artist stands aside and lets you paint yourself."

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About This Item

  • Title: Eliphaz Chapman, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2008.377.058
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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