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Photography, which began with the dageurrotype in 1839, was a booming business by the time of the Civil War. Having one's photograph "taken" was quicker and much cheaper than having a picture painted by an artist. Photographers were setting up shops in market towns and traveling to the smaller towns on assignment. George Sheldon (1818-1916) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was in Boston in the 1860s as a representative to the General Court from Deerfield and probably sat for this picture at that time.

 

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George Sheldon (1818-1916)

photographer   Fisher Brothers
date   1863
height   4.5"
width   3.125"
process/materials   albumen print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.12.2744.16


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Jennie Marie Arms Sheldon (1852-1938)

George Sheldon (1818-1916)

"Deerfield, Mass., Memorial Hall."

"History of Deerfield"


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