Chaplin camera, ca. 1900

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


South Portland businessman Joseph Chaplin, a prolific amateur photographer, probably built this view camera. The large format alllowed more detail in photographic prints.

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  • Title: Chaplin camera, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Joseph Chaplin
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Wood, brass, leather, glass
  • Dimensions: 30 cm x 29 cm x 50 cm
  • Local Code: 2001.165.001 a-e
  • Collection: Chaplin family collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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