Commissioned to create an homage to 19th Century portraiture, David Puntel, of the Central Valley Project, with the support of grants from the Fryeburg Academy and Fryeburg Fair, spent a week this Fall at the Fryeburg Fair (Fryeburg, Maine), one of the largest and best-known agricultural fairs in North America. In that time, he made almost 100 wet-plate collodion glass plate images (ambrotypes) of Fair participants.

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