Item .08 - Walter B McLaughlin solar photograph

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Walter B McLaughlin solar photograph

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CA GMA MG601-.08

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  • ca 1860 (Creation)

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41 x 51 cm (view) and 65.5 x 75.5 cm (framed)

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unknown - records are being researched - information will be updated when found

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This black and white solar photograph is a portrait of Walter B. McLaughlin(1829-1906) as a middle aged man with short trimmed hair and a handle bar mustache. He is wearing a light colored suit jacket and a stripped tie. The solar print has been enhanced with charcoal or pencil to sharpen the image. The frame is very elaborate and made of many layers of frames. The matting has water damage but the image does not appear to be damaged.

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Walter B. McLaughlin (1829-1906) was a light keeper and kept extensive diaries while he was stationed at light houses on and around Grand Manan Island. He held different positions in the community when he was stationed on Grand Manan Island. Fisheries officer and roads supervisor were some of his duties. His lie is well documented on display at the Grand Manan Museum.

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Stored in the vault at the Grand Manan Archives on the Art Storage Unit : Stack 3 ; Shelf 2 ; < side A

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