Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 525
Samuel L. Carleton daguerreotype, Portland, ca. 1852
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1852 Location: Portland Media: Daguerreotype
James Fowler family, Unity, ca. 1855
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Unity Media: Ambrotype
Fred Philpot's Photography Studio, Sanford, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 23
In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.
Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye
The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 59
Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography
Occupational Photography Captain Lewis Mitchell, Portland, ca. 1855Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The presence of a farmer and a…
… artist Louis Daguerre announced his invention of photography in January 1839, painter Paul Delaroche declared, "From today, painting is dead." Yet…
Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 2
Landscape Photography Landscape Photography Slideshow Click on image for full slideshow Dotting the landscape of mid-nineteenth century Maine…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 11
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.
Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans
This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Longfellow Studies: Celebrity's Picture - Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
"In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book?" Englishman Sydney Smith's 1820 sneer irked Americans, especially writers such as Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Maine's John Neal, until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's resounding popularity successfully rebuffed the question. The Bowdoin educated Portland native became the America's first superstar poet, paradoxically loved especially in Britain, even memorialized at Westminster Abbey. He achieved international celebrity with about forty books or translations to his credit between 1830 and 1884, and, like superstars today, his public craved pictures of him. His publishers consequently commissioned Longfellow's portrait more often than his family, and he sat for dozens of original paintings, drawings, and photos during his lifetime, as well as sculptures. Engravers and lithographers printed replicas of the originals as book frontispiece, as illustrations for magazine or newspaper articles, and as post cards or "cabinet" cards handed out to admirers, often autographed. After the poet's death, illustrators continued commercial production of his image for new editions of his writings and coloring books or games such as "Authors," and sculptors commemorated him with busts in Longfellow Schools or full-length figures in town squares. On the simple basis of quantity, the number of reproductions of the Maine native's image arguably marks him as the country's best-known nineteenth century writer. TEACHERS can use this presentation to discuss these themes in art, history, English, or humanities classes, or to lead into the following LESSON PLANS. The plans aim for any 9-12 high school studio art class, but they can also be used in any humanities course, such as literature or history. They can be adapted readily for grades 3-8 as well by modifying instructional language, evaluation rubrics, and targeted Maine Learning Results and by selecting materials for appropriate age level.