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Keywords: Photographic studios

Historical Items

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Item 27888

Zina Hyde & Co. Chandlery, Pierce Photographic Gallery, Bath ca. 1865

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1865 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 16943

Philpot Studios, Sanford

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 36016

Anidrosis Sanitarium, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 38592

510-512 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Martha Abbott Use: Stores - Studio - Beauty Parlor

Item 84516

226-228 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lillian M. Parker Use: Studio and Dwelling

Item 38958

588 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of Anna B. Tolford Use: Store & Picture Frming Studio


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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.


Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Mildred Thomas and Harold Sawyer, ca. 1910

Harold was the son of Charles Sawyer who had a studio in Farmington from 1904-1920. His handpainted photographs were very popular.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 2 of 3

Starbird released a series of photographs called “The Woods of Maine,” which he worked on for 20 years, between 1883 and 1903.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Oak Hotel

Miss Oak also had a photography studio in the hotel. She had been a photographer since 1912 and wanted to expand her business.

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together