Early Maine Photography

Maine Historical Society's exhibition, Early Maine Photography, 1840-1870, celebrates the technological and artistic achievement of photography, and explores its impact on Maine. All images featured in Early Maine Photography are of Maine subjects or were made by Maine photographers between 1840 and 1870. Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine's State Historian and an authority on Maine photography, is curator of this exhibition, which is part of the Maine Photo Project – a statewide collaboration among museums, historical societies, photographers, and collectors that is bringing Maine's photographic heritage to national attention.