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Item 11110

Title: Hunting camp in Aroostook County

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1900

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 65503

Title: Hunting camp on Day Mountain, Strong, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Strong

Media: Black & white photograph

Item 80971

Title: Rough hewn hunting camp, Monson 1920

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Monson

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Exhibit

John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

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.