Moosehead Lake, 1895

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Moosehead Lake, 1895

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Description

This October 1895 John Dunn photo shows a remote hunting camp in the Moosehead Lake region of northern Maine.

A small area in the woods would be cleared and tents erected to create an outpost. Dunn’s tent is seen on the right; the guide’s tent is on the left; and the mess tent – where meals were taken -- is in the center.

Note the stretched moose hide on a makeshift drying rack, with the bull moose’s skull with attached antlers resting on a brush pile in the center of the photo.

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About This Item

  • Title: Moosehead Lake, 1895
  • Creator: Dunn, John W.
  • Creation Date: 1895
  • Subject Date: 1895
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 447, Box 1
  • Collection: John W. G. (John Warner Grigg) Dunn photographs and diaries
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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