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Historical Items

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Item 33922

Camera Obscura, Blue Hill, 1824

Contributed by: Farnsworth Museum of Art through Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: 1824 Location: Blue Hill Media: Wood, glass

Item 13716

Camera Club, Sugarloaf Mountain, 1899

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1899-06-25 Location: Carrabassett Valley Media: Glass Negative

Item 110698

Student with camera on snowshoes, Farmington Normal School, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1927 Location: Farmington Media: photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 57523

57 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Julius Cameras Use: Apartments

Online Exhibits

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.


Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Scientist

The camera obscura concept is not unlike a pinhole camera in that the image is taken in through a small opening and projected onto another surface…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

He used his camera obscura to help him capture the image exactly as it appeared. The view is painted from Blue Hill Mountain looking south to the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 1 of 6

Whether it be through the lens of his camera while walking on the village trails, artistically developing landscape portraits in the dark room at his…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans

This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.


Saga of a Sub Chaser S.C. 268 along Maine Coast

A look back at a Sub Chaser Crew on duty along the Maine coastline near the end of World War I