An image of the Portland, Maine, silversmith, Oliver Gerrish:
Oliver Gerrish was born in Portsmouth, N.H., on the 4th January 1796, he was educated in the schools of his native town and learned his trade of his father, the silversmith Timothy Gerrish and served his apprenticeship under the Portsmouth silversmith, John Gaines. He moved to Portland in 1819 and followed his business there till a few months before his death on the 3rd December 1888. He married in 1826, Sarah Little, the youngest daughter of Paul Little, a native of Newbury, and also a silversmith. He was in partnership from 1858 to 1877 with Nathaniel Pearson, as Gerrish & Pearson. Oliver's brother, Andrew, was also a noted silversmith.
The above image was taken when Oliver Gerrish was aged 91 years of age.