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Keywords: Early Photography

Historical Items

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Item 104446

Samuel L. Carleton daguerreotype, Portland, ca. 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1852 Location: Portland Media: Daguerreotype

Item 103646

James Fowler family, Unity, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Unity Media: Ambrotype

Item 104452

Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Kennebunk Media: daguerreotype

Exhibits

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Exhibit

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Exhibit

Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

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.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

… under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections found their way to…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… artist Louis Daguerre announced his invention of photography in January 1839, painter Paul Delaroche declared, "From today, painting is dead." Yet…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

Occupational Photography Captain Lewis Mitchell of PortlandItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society The presence of a farmer and a sailor…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII