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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Location: North Anson
Media: Oil on board
Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society
Date: circa 1950
Location: Swan's Island
Media: Black and white photograph
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
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.
Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.