Photograph Album of Hancock and Washington County Photographs
Photograph album, 1933-1948, with photographs featuring coastal scenes in Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine from the 1930s and 1940s, including scenes from Acadia National Park. Also contains photographs of Ellsworth after the Great Fire of 1933.
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The Great Fire of 1933 began on Sunday, May 7, 1933 when it was set by Norman Moore in the Bijou Theater. The fire destroyed 130 buildings, or most of Ellsworth's downtown. Firefighting efforts were hampered by strong winds, below average temperatures, and congested roads as people flocked to see the spectacle of the blaze.
It took the Ellsworth Fire Department, along with the aid of the Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Brewer, Bucksport, Castine, Northeast Harbor, Old Town, and Southwest Harbor fire crews, until about four in the morning on Monday, May 8, to bring the blaze under control. (excerpted from Maine Memory Network)
1 volume (1 box)
Language of Materials
- Acadia National Park (Me.) -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Black-and-white photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ellsworth (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hancock County (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Photograph albums Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Washington County (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Photograph Album of Hancock and Washington County Photographs
- No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
- Elizabeth Russell
- July 2022
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- Finding aid written in English.