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Keywords: Portrait photographs.

Historical Items

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Item 111870

Chansonetta Stanley Emmons self portrait, Newton, Massachusetts, 1904

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Kingfield; Newton Media: Photographic print

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

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.

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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.

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Chansonetta Stanley Emmons: Staging the Past

Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858-1937) of Kingfield, Maine, experimented with the burgeoning artform of photography. Starting in 1897, Emmons documented the lives of people, many in rural and agricultural regions in Maine and around the world. Often described as recalling a bygone era, this exhibition features glass plate negatives and painted lantern slides from the collections of the Stanley Museum in Kingfield on deposit at Maine Historical Society, that present a time of rapid change, from 1897 to 1926.

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.

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.