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Historical Items

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Item 104432

Drawing of a woman on a tintype, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Media: Tintype

Item 17697

Ida A. Bradford, Turner, ca. 1870

Contributed by: An individual through Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1870 Location: Turner Media: Tintype

Item 103637

Unidentified man, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1845 Location: Readfield Media: Tintype

Online 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.


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.


Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

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.