Mellie Dunham, Norway, ca. 1925

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Mellie Dunham, Norway, ca. 1925

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Description

Mellie Dunham, shown at his farm on the west side of Crockett Ridge Road in Norway, Maine, was a snowshoe maker and fiddler.

Robert Peary used Dunham snowshoes on his explorations of the North Pole.

Dunham and his wife, Emma, were invited by Henry Ford to perform in Dearborn, Michigan, for Ford's Early American Dance Theater in 1925. Afterwards, they performed throughout the northeast region on the Keith vaudeville tour from late December through May of 1926.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mellie Dunham, Norway, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Norway
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.11755
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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