Item 104526 - Portrait of a bearded young man, Portland, 1860
- Item 104526 - Portrait of a bearded young man, Portland, 1860
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- Item 104526
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This uncased, ninth-plate ambrotype studio portrait was taken by Portland photographer A.M. McKenney. On the reverse, the image was stamped with the photographer's name and address. While the date was handwritten on the back (August 22, 1860), the sitter is unidentified. A.M. McKenney worked at 122 Middle Street in Portland.Show Details
By 1860, the ambrotype eclipsed the daguerreotype in popularity, as a less expensive medium.