Keywords: Joseph Sprague
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
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.
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.
… Marguerite Staples, Marion Stinson, Sonny Sprague, Keving Staples, Eva Wheaton, Spencer Joyce, Theo May, Albert Buswell, Gwen May, and Mike Holmes…