Ambrotype of a young woman by Dr. Stuart, Belfast, ca. 1859

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A ninth plate ambrotype produced or taken by Dr. H. M. Stuart sometime around 1859. A local dentist, Dr. Stuart's office was located at Custom House Square in Belfast under the "sign of the golden tooth." A paper maker's label is pasted to the reverse.

The unidentified woman wore a plaid dress trimmed with dark fabric. The sloped shoulder accents and trimmed pagoda sleeves help date the photograph to about 1859, into the early 1860s.

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  • Title: Ambrotype of a young woman by Dr. Stuart, Belfast, ca. 1859
  • Creation Date: circa 1859
  • Subject Date: circa 1859
  • Location: Belfast, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: ambrotype
  • Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 5.2 cm x 0.6 cm
  • Local Code: 2007.224.009
  • Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
  • Object Type: Image

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