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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Five Portland photographers of this period are represented in the Maine Historical Society Collection: Marcus Ormsbee, George M.

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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 - 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 - 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 - Art

Others used photography to document their work and expose it to a wider audience. Individuals and families used the photographic medium to copy a…

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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…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 3

… of the 1840s and 50s rank among the earliest photographs of the city. Firemen’s musters and parades were important public events in nineteenth…

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

A half plate daguerreotype by the Portland photographer Samuel L. Carleton shows twenty-nine club members seated or standing in rows.

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

… byMaine Historical Society While most early photographers created formal images of their sitters, some portrayed their subjects with a touch of…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 2

A tintype of a panoramic view of Round Pond by a photographer named Goodwin shows the fishing fleet in the harbor with the village beyond.

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

Soon his criteria expanded to include portrait photographs of Maine people by local photographers. In junior high school, Earle Shettleworth read…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Photographers sought to create the effect of portraiture by using painted backgrounds in their…

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 1 of 2

… lived for more than a century – long enough to be photographed in old age. Legend often states Conrad Heyer was the first white child born in the…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 3 of 3

… also represented in the Society’s early outdoor photographs, as reflected in street scenes in South Paris and Athens.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 3 of 3

By the time the Philadelphia photographer Frederick Langenheim took this picture in 1856, Longfellow had established an international reputation for…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Icons & Influencers

… Media Icons & Influencers: Celebrity Photographs from the Evening Express , 1920-1935 America’s obsession with celebrity is nothing new.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

… of sports photography, from high school sports to photographs of famous athletes. Coverage of different types of sports was all encompassing, and…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

… during World War I improved the ability to photograph from airplanes, and the modern aerial photograph was born.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

… & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…