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Photographic Gems Can Be Found in the Dutton Family Papers
The Olive Tree (2013)
  • Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Few collections in Fogler Library's Special Collections Department provide such a comprehensive glimpse of the evolution of photography in the 19th century as the Dutton family papers. This Ellsworth family's documents include letters, family records, and original copies of the sermons of Wheelock Craig, but perhaps the most notable aspect is the nearly 600 professionally taken photographs representing the work of more than 100 studios locations as widespread as California, Dakota Territory, Ohio, Italy, France, and Germany. Dozens of images were taken throughout Massachusetts and twenty five Maine photographic studios are represented, providing a glimpse of a lively industry in Maine by the 1860s.

  • photography,
  • daguerreotype,
  • ambrotype,
  • tintype,
  • Civil War era,
  • cartes de visite,
  • cabinet cards,
  • Wheelock Craig,
  • Dutton family,
  • Maine
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Citation Information
Desiree Butterfield-Nagy. "Photographic Gems Can Be Found in the Dutton Family Papers" The Olive Tree Vol. 21 Iss. 2 (2013)
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