Black Women, Vacationing, Maine, Mid Coast Maine, 1940's 1950's, Black and White Photographs, African American Women, Photography Album, Vacation Photos, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Lighthouses, Boats
This collection consists of a wooden photograph album and three packets of loose photographs of African American women on vacation in Maine – about 15 women, and a total of 112 photos. They might have been traveling to Maine for a church group gathering [suggested by multiple photos of the All Saints by the Sea church] or as a woman’s group vacationing in Maine. Many locations are identifiable as being along the Mid-coast. Many of the photos are of Pemaquid Point, Boothbay, the shore line, and boats. The date range is 1940s and 50s. The album was purchased from a dealer in Virginia in 2009.
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African American Maine Photograph Album, African American Collection of Maine, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.