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Mellie Dunham making snowshoes, ca. 1925

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Mellie Dunham making snowshoes, ca. 1925

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Mellie Dunham of Norway is shown in his shop making his famous snowshoes. Explorer Robert Peary used Dunham snowshoes on his arctic explorations. Mellie Dunham was also a famous fiddler, performing for Henry Ford and on the Keith vaudeville circuit in 1925 and 1926.

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  • Title: Mellie Dunham making snowshoes, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Norway
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949 #2005.061.11763
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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