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Item 104446

Samuel L. Carleton daguerreotype, Portland, ca. 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1852 Location: Portland Media: Daguerreotype

Item 103646

James Fowler family, Unity, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Unity Media: Ambrotype

Item 22850

Fred Philpot's Photography Studio, Sanford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative


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Eye in the Sky

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.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


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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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

Occupational Photography Captain Lewis Mitchell of PortlandItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society The presence of a farmer and a sailor…

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

… under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections found their way to…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… artist Louis Daguerre announced his invention of photography in January 1839, painter Paul Delaroche declared, "From today, painting is dead." Yet…

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.


Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together