Galen Jerome Brewer, 1844

Contributed by Maine State Museum


A daguerreotype portrait of Galen Jerome Brewer (1819-1894), a folk artist and commercial silhouette artist.

He was born in 1819 in Brewer Village, named for his grandfather, Colonel John Brewer, who established the first grist mills at the site of what today is South Brewer.

Galen Jerome Brewer was a farmer, carpenter, bass violin player, music teacher, and vocalist in the community choir. He also served as secretary to the Brewer Village Lyceum and was appointed to help write the mission and policies of the first Brewer Village Public Library.

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About This Item

  • Title: Galen Jerome Brewer, 1844
  • Creation Date: 1844
  • Subject Date: 1844
  • Location: Brewer, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Dimensions: 7.9 cm x 9.2 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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