This scan from a black and white photograph in the Hamlin family papers features the second wife of Hannibal Hamlin, Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin. They were married in 1856 after the death of Hamlin's first wife, Sarah Jane Emery Hamlin. Together, they had two children, Hannibal E. and Frank Hamlin. Ellen Hamlin died in 1925.
Handwriting on the back of the photograph reads, "Ellen V. Hamlin, to be returned to Chas. Hamlin, Bangor."
The photo is not dated. Taken by C. M. Bell, photographer, Penn Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Rights and Access Note
Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on publication. For information about the process and fees for obtaining higher resolution scans or another file format, contact Special Collections.
Requested credit line: Image courtesy of Special Collections, Raymond H.
Fogler Library, DigitalCommons@UMaine,
MS 219, Hamlin family papers
Hamlin family, Hannibal Hamlin, Ellen Hamlin, Maine