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Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Society View of Baird's Quarry stones and tents where the workers would cut their stones to size located at Minturn, Swan's Island around 1900…

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Green Mountain House, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1885

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… 21316 infoAcadia National Park The next day a tent was erected on the lawn and meals were served just two days later.

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Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… Wabanaki baskets that Rusticators may have encountered in the sales tents of the encampments. Hat Box Basket Penobscot 1850s Ash, indigo

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 2 of 4

… and Cavilry have been furnished with new Sibly Tents---Tents large enough to accommodate 20 men---and such as we had for winter quarters, I and it…

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Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 3, pages 38-56

… Caravan Southern sentiments Yales Mammoth Tent Penobscot County Democratic Convention Steamer, gun boat Mahoning Congressional excursion to Bangor…

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Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Illustrations

When the Democrats erected a large tent in Bangor for a political convention, Martin took his son along and sketched the tent, pacing off its length…

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Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

-Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 8/23/1884 Life behind Wabanaki sale tents was at least as lively as it was in front of and within them…

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Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

When we saw the first of their little tents being set up, and the hunters racing in the Bay for porpoises, we were sure that the ‘season’ had really…

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Champlain Society, Mount Desert Island, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… and pitched their six canvas tents: a parlor tent, kitchen, pantry, three medium-sized sleeping tents, and one small tent.

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Millerite camp meeting, Orrington, 1844

John Martin: Expert Observer - Millerite camp meeting, Orrington, 1844

In his journal, Martin describes the tents, lights, pulpit, and other activities in great detail. He wrote, "This ever remembered occasion was about…

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Wabanaki family inside tent, Bar Harbor, ca. 1885

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… Indian Encampment Wabanaki family inside tent, Bar Harbor, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Rusticators…

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Charles W. Eliot, Mount Desert, 1904

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

The younger Eliot came and set up tents just south of where the lumber mill had been and studied the scientific aspects of the Island.

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