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Big Thunder Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1434-sc

Scope and Contents

A photograph of Frank Loring taken in 1898 in a room in Oak Hall, a dormitory at the University of Maine. Information found with the photograph indicates that it was probably taken by Percy L. Ricker, a member of the class of 1900 at the university, or by another unidentified student.

Dates

  • 1898

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Frank Loring, a Penobscot Indian, was born in 1827 on Indian Island, Maine. Styling himself "Big Thunder," he spent part of his life as a public entertainer and member of various vaudeville companies. He was also the lieutenant-governor of the Penobscot tribal council in 1901-1902. Frank Loring died in 1906.

Extent

1 photograph (13 x 9 cm ; 1 negative)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A photograph of Frank Loring taken in 1898 in a room in Oak Hall, a dormitory at the University of Maine. Information found with the photograph indicates that it was probably taken by Percy L. Ricker, a member of the class of 1900 at the university, or by another unidentified student.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Big Thunder Photograph
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686