Keywords: Benjamin Robinson
Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1862-07-25 Location: Harrison's Landing Media: Ink on paper
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.
From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
… and Composition of Local History, By Anne Robinson Dolan (Thesis Project, University of Southern Maine) (1997) Photographs, with thanks to the late…
in 1838, at which time Robinson was elected to fill the remainder of his term. Following this tragic incident, duels became illegal and were no…