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Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Date: circa 1900
Media: Print from Glasss Negative
Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society
Location: Presque Isle
Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Date: circa 1895
Media: Glass negative
From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.
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.
George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.