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Contributed by: United Society of Shakers
Location: New Gloucester; New Gloucester
Title: Lunch Bucket, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1950
Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.