Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845

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Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845

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This is a daguerreotype of Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845.

Because the exposure time for a daguerreotype was about 20 seconds, sitting for one's portrait was a slightly arduous process. Sitters had to remain still for the length of the exposure, often resulting in uncomfortable or unnatural expressions on their faces.

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  • Title: Clara Shepherd, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2008.283.032
  • 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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