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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Such was the case of Almond W. Hanscom, who signed himself as a "traveling artist" on a circa 1860 ambrotype of Adam Winslow and his grandson Adam.

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

What makes a photograph "early"? Unidentified women, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society In respect to photography, the widely…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… in the 1840s by photography, which in this case was used to reproduce what was probably a visual record of a family member or friend.

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

C.H.B." In the case of nineteen year old Henry I. Hanscom of China, the search for gold in California proved fatal, for he died of small pox in…

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

The rich and diverse photograph collection at MHS is particularly strong in early photography, that is photographs dating from the 1840s through the…

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

… on image for full slideshow Beginning the 1840s, photographers sought to make the connection between portrait photography and the larger scale…

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

… cites the widespread practice of soldiers being photographed by quoting Humphrey’s Journal for February, 1862: "The photographer accompanies the…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

… Maine’s seagoing heritage are four portrait photographs of captains whose stern faces reflect the responsibilities of commanding a ship at sea.

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

If no painted or photographic image had been made of a family member, the post-mortem daguerreotype was an inexpensive and readily available means to…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

… Historical Society Collection contains several photographs that are copies of earlier portraits. A circa 1830-50 folk art painting of a woman…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 3

… Portland is one of Maine’s oldest datable outdoor photographs. The handsome Federal style block in the center was built for the Maine Fire and…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

… nineteenth century, individuals often chose to be photographed in the clothing of their trade or profession, enhancing the image by holding the…