Contributed by Abbe Museum
This stereo view shows a shoreside view of the Indian encampment at the foot of Bar/Bridge Street in Bar Harbor around 1881. Notice the canvas sale tent (upper left) and the boy (lower right) holding a bow and arrow. He may have been practicing his aim since Wabanaki youngsters often added to the family income by shooting arrows at pennies and other small objects tossed in the air.
With the influx of tourists from the many resorts that opened in the area where the Wabanaki made their home, at the turn of the century, the Wabanaki capitalized on the tourist trade by selling wares, and entertainments to tourists.
About This Item
- Title: Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881
- Creator: Kilburn Brothers
- Creation Date: 1881
- Subject Date: 1881
- Town: Bar Harbor
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Stereograph
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 17 cm
- Collection: Private Collection
- 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
- Canoes--Maine--Bar Harbor
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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