Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1845

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Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1845

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An unidentified architect or carpenter posed for a daguerreotype portrait holding a symbol of his trade: a carpenter's square.

An 1841 Maine Charitable Mechanic Association banner includes an image of a square, much like the one in this man's hand, as a symbol of the house wright's group.

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  • Title: Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: 2008.283.016
  • 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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