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Daguerreotype of an elderly couple, Portland, ca. 1852

Daguerreotype of an elderly couple, Portland, ca. 1852

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Maine Historical Society

This quarter-plate daguerreotype of an elderly couple was taken by Portland daguerrian Samuel L. Carleton.
Carleton was a local photographer and instructor who arrived in Portland from Boston in 1845. He operated various studios on Middle Street throughout his Portland career. The daguerreotypes's mat was stamped "S. L. Carleton" on the lower left corner, and "Portland ME" at the lower right.


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