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Historical Items

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Item 37154

S. C. Stinson ambrotype, Gardiner, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Gardiner Media: Ambrotype

Item 37155

Porter & Co. ambrotype, ca. 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1854 Media: Ambrotype

Item 37043

Stuart ambrotype, Belfast, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Belfast Media: Ambrotype

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

More straightforward is an ambrotype of Mr. and Mrs. John Fowler of Unity and their young daughter. This image is accompanied by an ambrotype of…

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Marian Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1851Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society By the eve of the Civil War, the ambrotype had largely replaced the…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 2

Local industries are depicted in an ambrotype of a large saw mill in Monmouth and a tintype of a tannery in East Bradford.