Item 103719 - Fireman, Skowhegan, ca. 1860
- Item 103719 - Fireman, Skowhegan, ca. 1860
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 103719
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A fireman from Skowhegan wore his fire helmet when he posed in front of a seascape backdrop for this studio portrait. Portions of his clothing have been hand-colored in red and his cheeks in pink. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth has noted that membership in local fire companies was a particular matter of pride in Maine during this era, and it was common for men to take their picture in uniform.Show Details