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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Between 1856 and 1859 Rufus Adams made a portrait of a young woman, while A. M. McKenney took a picture of a young man in 1860.

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

Studio Portraits Studio Portrait Slideshow Click on image for full slideshow Beginning the 1840s, photographers sought to make the connection…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

This uncropped photograph (at right) reveals a portrait placed before the camera on a cane seated chair.

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

While Leland’s artist remains unknown, the Day portrait was the work of Portland portrait painter Charles O. Cole.

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

… less formal and more creative in composing studio portraits. In an ambrotype, little Eleanor Bradley Peters proudly wears her large fur lined…

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

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

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

… a Portland photographer, the skillfully composed portrait of Lucretia Day Sewall and five of her children is a striking image, in which the sitters…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

… seated between a trompe l’oeil doorway and window. The window drapery is rendered in a manner reminiscent of those found in primitive portraits.

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

Friends at home, in return, send their portraits to the soldiers…Most of these are taken on the (tintype) plate for the reason that it is light…

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

Her absence is conspicuous in this touching portrait of a young family facing the future without a wife and mother.

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

Maine occupational portraits are well represented in the Vickery-Shettleworth Collection by daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes.

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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…