This publicity photograph was taken at a summer camp in East Machias, Maine, called Camp Cunningham. The camp was organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to provide military-style training to students after their sophomore year. The decision to organize the camp was made after the United States entered World War I in April... Continue Reading →
This cabinet card photo was made during the same sitting at Draper's Studio as the photo in the previous post. This time, Clau is pretending to toss a chocolate to Frank, who is reclined on the studio floor.
These four friends posed for portraits together on August 3, 1895, at Draper's Studio in Bridgton, Maine. An inscription on the back identifies them as Clau [Clan?], Nan, Beth and Frank. Someone decided that a box of Stevens Confectionery chocolates would make a fun prop. Later, someone used a pen to draw a sign at... Continue Reading →
I found this photograph at an antiques shop in West Townsend, Massachusetts. The owner had written "Thomaston, Maine, 1912" on a note accompanying the photo, but the photo itself has no information on it.
This 1909 school portrait came from the same small Maine album that "Two Good Friends" did in the previous post. Both titles are written in the album. Click on the images below to enlarge them.
This snapshot is in a small album I bought in Cornish, Maine. The cover of the album has a dedication: "To Dad from Burt and Alice, Christmas 1909." Each page in the album has a photo glued to it and a title written in a neat hand under the photo. This page is titled "Two... Continue Reading →