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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

Occupational Photography Captain Lewis Mitchell of PortlandItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society The presence of a farmer and a sailor…

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

… under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections found their way to…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… artist Louis Daguerre announced his invention of photography in January 1839, painter Paul Delaroche declared, "From today, painting is dead." Yet…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 2

Landscape Photography Landscape Photography Slideshow Click on image for full slideshow Dotting the landscape of mid-nineteenth century Maine…

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

… sought to make the connection between portrait photography and the larger scale, and more costly tradition of portrait painting. Samuel L.

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 3

Landscape Photography Casco Engine Co. No. 1 firemen's muster and parade, Portland, 1846Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The Maine…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 2

Landscape Photography Connor and Hathorn Building, Pittsfield, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Early outdoor photographs…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 3 of 3

Landscape Photography Bemis Family, South Paris, ca. 1870Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Communities beyond the Portland area are…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 3

Landscape Photography Mussey's Row, Middle Street, Portland, ca. 1856Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Taken in 1845 or 1846, this…

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

… their images by the newly discovered means of photography. Zip, the bull terrier shown in this daguerreotype, belonged to Dr.

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

… the daguerreotype as the preferred means of photography. Modest in cost and having a non-reflective surface, ambrotypes were the stock in trade of…

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photographs

… byMaine Historical Society In respect to photography, the widely accepted definition of early American photography ranges from the arrival of the…