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Photograph Album of Hancock and Washington County Photographs

Identifier: SpC MS 1813

Content Description

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.


  • Creation: 1933-1948

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No Known restrictions.

Historical Note

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


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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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States