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Item 7422

Counselors and campers around campfire

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago

Location: Fayette

Media: Photographic print

Item 19085

Dousing campfire, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service

Date: circa 1930

Media: Photographic print

Item 66844

A picnic campfire, Farmington State Normal School, 1918

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1918

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

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Dining hall at Camp Winnebago, 1957

Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.


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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.


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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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G.A.R. Post No. 134, Strong, ca. 1890

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

The most popular event in the G.A.R. was the “Campfire.” This was when a group of veterans sat around a table or out in the hall and sang old war…

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Leonard Trask

Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

… the next two nights out in the open around a campfire. They spent the third night on cots made from bows under a low shelter of trees before they…

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Cottage baby with student nurse, Farmington, ca. 1947

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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making light

by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II