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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

… the larger scale, and more costly tradition of portrait painting. Samuel L. Carleton of Portland often used the devices of portraiture in his…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

Some Maine artists offered the option to have portraits painted based on photographic images. Others used photography to document their work and…

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Jonathan Fisher painted this portrait of one of his daughters and incorporated a poem entitled "Spring" in the foreground.

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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 - Famous People - Page 3 of 3

Thus, his image is known only through portraits painted during his lifetime, including this one that has survived through a daguerreotype copy.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… of the street in the rear of the Resivoir, House painted chrome yellow with yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

… was all plain and of the very best material and painted & varnished and clean as a penny." View additional information about this item on the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Primary and intermediate school, Bangor, 1865

… school superintending committee had the building painted a light yellow. Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper, and his wife, Clara Cary Martin…