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Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library
Date: circa 1880
Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Location: Mount Desert
Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library
Date: circa 1895
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.