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A pair of American Bison rest in their enclosure as part of the exotic wild animal exhibit at the Carrabassett Mineral Spring Farm, circa 1905.
The Carrabassett Mineral Spring Farm provided community residents and early tourists visiting the spring the added attraction of a roadside wild animal park and petting zoo.
Admiral and Maud, the pair of bison pictured, were probably captured in the western plains following a period of severe over hunting and near extermination. Bison would have been viewed as exotic animals in Maine and were already being considered by many as an endangered species.
Photos such as this one were probably printed by the Carrabassett Mineral Springs Farm to be sold to visitors as souvenirs.
About This Item
- Title: Admiral and Maud, Carrabassett, ca. 1905
- Creator: Carrabassett Mineral Spring Farm
- Creation Date: circa 1905
- Subject Date: circa 1905
- Town: Carrabassett
- County: Franklin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: PM 3/4 #5
- Collection: Raymond W. Stanley Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Stanley Museum
street: 40 School Street, mailing: PO BOX 77, Kingfield, ME 04947
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