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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

More straightforward is an ambrotype of Mr. and Mrs. John Fowler of Unity and their young daughter. This image is accompanied by an ambrotype of…

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Marian Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1851Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society By the eve of the Civil War, the ambrotype had largely replaced the…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 2

Local industries are depicted in an ambrotype of a large saw mill in Monmouth and a tintype of a tannery in East Bradford.

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 3

… Contributed byMaine Historical Society This ambrotype captures a sunny winter day on Middle Street in Portland during the 1850s.

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

Slightly later in time is the ambrotype of Captain Lewis Mitchell of Portland, a veteran shipmaster whose career spanned from 1834 to 1879.

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

… are an amalgamation of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes which arrived at Maine Historical Society both independently or as part of larger…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

An ambrotype copy of an early nineteenth century silhouette of an unidentified young woman was made by T.R. Burnham of Bangor in the 1850s.

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

… process, he acquired ancestral daguerreotypes and ambrotypes that formed the basis for his collection of early images.

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

In an ambrotype by George W. Campbell of South Berwick, a young woman was photographed against a freely painted backdrop resembling the decorative…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

The Society’s collection includes an ambrotype of a young Bailey and his wife Irene along with two of his paintings, the Portland Light Infantry…

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

… of provenance aside, many daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes within the MHS holdings were relegated to miscellaneous collections, known as…

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

War As the Civil War began in 1861, the ambrotype was joined by the tintype as a form of photography "popular with soldiers and camp photographers…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

… Collection by daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. The Reverend Jotham Sewall of Chesterville, Rev.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

… byMaine Historical Society Hannibal Hamlin This ambrotype of Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891) probably dates from the 1860 presidential election in…

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

In an ambrotype, little Eleanor Bradley Peters proudly wears her large fur lined winter coat, an elaborate piece of Victorian clothing that appears…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 3 of 3

Prominent in this ambrotype are the one story shop shared by harness and saddle maker J. B. Tuttle and boot and show maker G.

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 3

Of these, four daguerreotypes and an ambrotype of Portland streets scenes of the 1840s and 50s rank among the earliest photographs of the city.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 3 of 3

This ambrotype of Seba Smith was taken by Myron H. Kimball of New York. Parker Cleaveland, 1855Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society…

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

Post-Mortem & Mourning Post Mortem & Mourning Slideshow Click on image to view slideshow In pre-Civil war Maine, death was a frequent…

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

Groups Log Cabin and Hard Cider Club, Portland, ca. 1850Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The Maine Historical Society Collection…

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 2 of 2

Groups Anna Margaret Holwell Deering and daughters, Portland, ca. 1855Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Revealing contrasts are…

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 1 of 2

War Conrad Heyer, Waldoboro, ca. 1852Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Two of the treasures of the Maine Historical Society’s…

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Early Maine Photography - War

War Simon Dearborn, Monmouth, ca. 1850Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society In the Vickery-Shettleworth Collection, the images of two…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 1 of 3

Famous People Dolley Madison, ca. 1840Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Dolly Madison Remembered as one of America’s great first…