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Historical Items

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Item 14327

Isaac Barker, Houlton, c. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Houlton Media: portrait

Item 100216

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow portrait, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland; Cambridge Media: Crayon portrait

Item 31899

Robert Henry Gay, Biddeford, 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1887 Location: Biddeford Media: Cabinet photograph


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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.


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.


Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin self portrait, 1889

John Martin self portrait, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904) of…

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Historic Hallowell - Portrait of the Proprietor

Portrait of the Proprietor Gov. Joseph R. Bodwell, Hallowell, ca. 1887Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Joseph Bodwell opened granite…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Artist Jonathan Fisher self-portrait, Blue Hill, ca. 1824 Item 33895 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.