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Historical Items

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Item 50451

Benjamin F. Cunningham, Freedom, ca. 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1846 Location: Freedom Media: Daguerreotype

Item 49703

Reverend Jotham Sewall, 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1847 Media: Daguerreotype

Item 50452

Rebecca Johnson Cunningham, ca. 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1846 Location: Unity; Freedom Media: Daguerreotype

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

Two daguerreotypes in the Vickery-Shettleworth Collection illustrate post-mortem photography. Taken in 1843, the daguerreotype of Mrs. William H.

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

The other image is a whole plate daguerreotype by George M. Howe taken in February, 1853. Larger and less formally posed than Carleton’s, this…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

A daguerreotype of each of these portraits was made for family members. Stephen’s daguerreotype copy is part of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House…