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Keywords: Tintypes

Historical Items

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Item 37156

Alney Chase as a young man, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Tintype

Item 47793

Glazier, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Tintype

Item 37165

Mrs. Horace Bemis, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Tintype

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

A tintype shows a formally posed young woman set against a classical railing and trees as if in the outdoors.

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

Two of the tintypes show the same pair of ladies playing chess. In a third tintype, as a defiant gesture toward Maine’s prohibition laws, two young…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 2

… the one under construction in this circa 1860-70 tintype, which reflected the changing building technology and changing agricultural practices of…

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.