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Item 1034

Moosehead Lake, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1895

Media: Photographic print

Item 1035

Camp at Russell Pond, August 24, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1888-08-24

Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 11273

At campsite, near Millinocket, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Baxter State Park

Date: circa 1900

Location: Millinocket

Media: Photographic print

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John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

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.

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick


A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman