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Keywords: Portrait photographs

Historical Items

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Item 4111

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Isle of Wight, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Media: Photographic print

Item 12829

Cyrus Davis, Waterville, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Item 14178

Fred H. Palmer, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Between 1856 and 1859 Rufus Adams made a portrait of a young woman, while A. M. McKenney took a picture of a young man in 1860.

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

Studio Portraits Studio Portrait Slideshow Click on image for full slideshow Beginning the 1840s, photographers sought to make the connection…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

This uncropped photograph (at right) reveals a portrait placed before the camera on a cane seated chair.

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.