CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF HANDSOME WIELL DRESSED YOUNG MAN : LEWISTON, MAINE

This carte de visite portrait features a handsome well dressed young man. The cdv photograph was taken by William Emmons Greenleaf Worthley (1836-1901). He operated a photo studio in Lewiston, Maine. He had worked previously in Yarmouth and Brunswick, Maine. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A DISTINGUISHED LOOKING BEARDED GENTLEMAN IN LEWISTON, MAINE (CDV)

This carte de visite portrait features a well-dressed and distinguished looking gentleman posing for his portrait at the Crosby studio in Lewiston, Maine. He has piercing eyes and a wiry beard and mustache. The photographer of this image is A B Crosby (1836-1879). Crosby worked alone during his career but he was also involved in two partnerships. He had a brief partnership with George W Barnes in Topsham, Maine. He also was in business in Lewiston with C W Curtis. Both of these business relationships occurred in the 1870’s. The earliest record I could find of Crosby working as a photographer was in an 1864 Lewiston business directory. Crosby’s life was cut short when he succumbed to brain disease at the age of 43. He was married at the time of his death. I have seen a number of Crosby’s photographs and it is clear that he was a talented lensman. The carte de visite’s bottom is trimmed. The portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH A LARGE SHAGGY MUSTACHE IN PITTSFIELD, MAINE

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed gentleman with an extremely bushy mustache. In addition, his hair is longer than most men of his era. This photograph was produced by the Howe studio in Pittsfield, Maine. W. H. Howe is listed as a photographer in the Pittsfield Register (1904).  SOLD

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PRETTY AND ELEGANT YOUNG WOMAN IN ROCKLAND, MAINE

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A pretty and elegant looking young woman poses for her portrait at the Singhi studio in Rockland, Maine. She is beautifully dressed and wearing a watch chain emanating from a watch in her dress pocket. She appears very business-like. The photographer was named John F. Singhi (1834-1906). He was a native of Maine but his father was born in Italy. Mr. Singhi was a participant in the Civil War. He entered the Union Army as a Private in the 4th Infantry Regiment of Maine. He was mustered in in April, 1861 and mustered out in July,, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862. Upon entry into the army, he was listed as a leader of the company band and Fife Major. The fourth regiment was assembled in Rockland. In all, 144o men served in the regiment during the war and 170 of them died in or from battle. Forty men died in Confederate prisons and 137 soldiers died from disease. The Fourth Regiment participated in many major battles including The First Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.  After the service, he worked as a photographer. He was listed in Rockland city directories as a photographer from 1877 through 1897. In addition to soldiering, music and photography; John Singhi liked to get married. He especially liked marrying younger women. The 1870 US census revealed that John lived with a woman named Frances who was presumably his wife. In 1872 he married Hannah C. Bartlett.  John and Hannah were reported in the 1880 census. John was 46 while his wife was 31. In 1898, John married Caroline Look who was 17 years his junior. In 1901, John married Georgie Dow, a woman who was 13 years younger than him. In 1906, John Singhi died at age 72. His death certificate listed his cause of death to be “Shock (Paralysis)”. From that description, one imagines he died from a stroke. Perhaps cavorting with his numerous younger wives was deleterious to his health.   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN IN LEWISTON, MAINE

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The woman in this vintage photograph is both beautiful and well dressed. She exhibits an engaging smile as she poses for her portrait at the studio of H. Larocque in Lewiston, Maine. She is wearing a high collared dress and holding flowers in her lap. She is likely wearing a corset judging by her tiny waist. The photographer of this image is Henri Larocque (1859-1922). He was born in Quebec and died in Lewiston. He was married to Mary Hinse Larocque (1867-1956).Henri is listed in city directories as a photographer at least as early as 1887. The 1920 US census also lists him as a photographer along with his son George (age 33) and daughter Emmilene (age 31). Henri and his wife are buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.  SOLD

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FRAT BOYS FORM A 10-PERSON PYRAMID IN OLD TOWN, MAINE

This vintage real photo postcard features ten well balanced young men standing in a pyramid formation. The guys on the bottom of the pyramid seem surprisingly relaxed. It is apparent that they have performed this act before. The postcard has a postmark and an address from Oldtown, Maine. The town is best known for being the home of the Old Town Canoe Company, a manufacturer of canoes and kayaks. The company was born there in 1898. Old Town is located near the University of Maine’s Orono campus (established in 1865). It is likely that the fellows in this photograph were students there. Perhaps they are all members of the same fraternity and this the pyramid is a fraternity stunt.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL WITH AN INFECTIOUS SMILE IN PORTLAND, MAINE

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This cabinet card portrait features an adorable little girl with cradling her head in her hands. She is displaying a terrific smile that would easily light up a room. She has flowing light colored hair. The photograph comes from the studio of Joseph Harrison Lamson which was located in Portland, Maine. To learn more about him and to view more of his photographs, click on the category “Photographer: Lamson”.  SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CHILD IN BIDDEFORD, MAINE

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This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a young child wearing a lace gown. The child appears to be sitting unassisted in a large chair although it is possible the he/she is being held there by some device. The child is cute and is looking at the photographer but appears bored. The photograph was taken by the Miller Photo Company of Biddeford, Maine. The advertising on the reverse of the image indicates that the main gallery of the firm was located in Birmingham, Connecticut (see below). The advertising also includes a drawing of the Birmingham gallery. Note the storefront and the framed pictures displayed in the store’s windows. To view more images by William Miller and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Miller”.

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PRETTY YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN BRUNSWICK, MAINE

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This vintage photograph features a pretty young African American woman posing for her portrait at the Kuhn studio in Brunswick, Maine. The woman is wearing a couple of pieces of jewelry. She has a collar pin which has a photograph of a young white woman. On wonders if the photo is of someone that the subject knows or if it is just a beautiful model. The woman in this photograph is also wearing what appears to be a pocket watch. The timepiece is hanging from her blouse exposed between the lapels of her jacket. The woman has a nice smile and expressive eyes. An inscription on the reverse of this image indicates that the subject’s name is Nora.

 

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A MAN AND HIS SPECTACULAR BEARD IN PITTSFIELD, MAINE

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The gentleman featured in this cabinet card has a terrific salt and pepper bushy beard. In fact, it is so terrific that this image qualifies to join cabinet card gallery’s category “Beards (Only the Best). To see other great beards, click on the category. This photograph was produced by the Howe studio in Pittsfield, Maine. W. H. Howe is listed as a photographer in the Pittsfield Register (1904).

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