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Historical Items

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Item 15567

Portrait of Longfellow

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library Date: circa 1835 Media: Offset reproduction, black-and-white

Item 102909

Lincoln Academy Class of 1888, Newcastle

Contributed by: Lincoln Academy Date: 1888 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print

Item 100216

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow portrait, ca. 1880

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


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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.

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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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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…

My Maine Stories

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.


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.