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Benjamin Franklin Upton made this daguerreotype of an unidentified man, ca. 1855.
Upton was a daguerreian and inventor who worked in Bath from 1855-1856 and was also listed as working in Chicago, Illinois; and St. Anthony, Minnesota.
In 1853 he received a patent for a mercury bath for daguerreotyping, and in 1854, a patent for an apparatus for polishing daguerreotype plates.
About This Item
- Title: Benjamin Franklin Upton daguerreotype, ca. 1855
- Creator: Benjamin Franklin Upton
- Creation Date: circa 1855
- Subject Date: circa 1855
- Location: Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Local Code: 2007.224.025
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Photographic studios--Maine--Bath
- Upton, B.F. (Benjamin Franklin)
- Portrait photographs
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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