Contributed by Maine Historic Preservation Commission
This half of an albumin stereograph depicts a Wabanaki family inside their tent at an Indian encampment in Bar Harbor around the turn of the century.
When resorts started opening near areas where the Wabenaki had formerly set up summer encampments, they continued to set up near their usual sites but took to engaging with the tourists by offering guided tours, and selling a variety of items to tourists as a means of income for the tribe. Upon careful inspection one can see some the of items for sale, including a seal skin, deer antlers and a selection of baskets.
About This Item
- Title: Wabanaki family inside tent, Bar Harbor, ca. 1885
- Creator: Bryant Bradley
- Creation Date: circa 1885
- Subject Date: circa 1885
- Location: Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Stereograph
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 8.9 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Indian encampments--Maine--Bar Harbor
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America--Maine--Passamaquoddy Indians
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
- Passamaquoddy Indians
- Penobscot Indians
- Tourism--Maine--Bar Harbor
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historic Preservation Commission
55 Capitol Street, 65 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0065
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