Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cabinet Photo of Samuel Fish; taken by Singhi, Rockland, Maine

Cabinet photograph of a bearded man identified on reverse as Samuel Fish.  The photograph was taken by Singhi studio of Rockland, Maine.  The identification hints that this photo was once accompanied by another of Samuel's mother, which might have provided a clue as to which Samuel Fish this is; there are several possibilities.


If you recognize this fellow from your family albums or from genealogy work you have done for someone else, I would most appreciate hearing from you.

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  1. Lynda_j_jones@yahoo.comApril 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    This might be my great great Grandfather. I am currently doing family history research and know that Samuel Fish married Mary Powers around Orono Maine and had a daughter, Clarissa Fish, in 1868. An old census lists him as a lumberman. Any information you might have would be very helpful! I found this while googling him. Thank you for posting.

  2. It would be wonderful if this were your great, great grandfather! In your research, have you ever come across a Rockland connection or reason why he might have been in Rockland long enough to have his photograph taken? Was he in the Civil War? If so, what regiment? Was he a lumberman in the woods or a person who bought and sold lumber, perhaps sometimes shipping out of Rockland? Just some thoughts. Also, be on the lookout for someone who has the unique handwriting on the back of the photo. Does that handwriting appear in any other family photos or documents? Good luck!