Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881

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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881
  • Creator: Kilburn Brothers
  • Creation Date: 1881
  • Subject Date: 1881
  • Location: Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 17 cm
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3519

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