Road Signs, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1955

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This is a photograph taken by Charles Kenneth Savage to illustrate the type of road sign color and paint that should not be used on scenic by-ways. Savage was a local activist in the Mount Desert Island area who was instrumental in convincing local and state authorities to change their approach to signage on public roads on Mount Desert Island. Savage advocated painting the back side of all state and local road signs in a grey or other neutral color so as not to detract from the natural landscape and scene.

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  • Title: Road Signs, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1955
  • Creator: Private collection
  • Creation Date: circa 1955
  • Subject Date: circa 1955
  • Location: Mount Desert, hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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