Blue Hill 1896 Maine
George E. Norris
39.4 x 63.5 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
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Description of City/Town
Incorporated in 1789, Blue Hill was known in the nineteenth century for lumbering, shipbuilding, quarrying, and mining. In the 1880s and 90s this picturesque coastal town became a popular summer resort, resulting in the construction of the Blue Hill Inn and many summer cottages.
Historic Newspaper References
Ellsworth American, October 15, 1896
George E. Norris, who has recently made an India ink sketch of the town, has had very good success selling the pictures. They will be reproduced by the photogravure process. The sketch is such as one will get in looking at the village and bay from the top of the Tenney hill near the Inn. It shows the houses all over the village, the little bay, Parker’s Point, the White and Bluehill Granite companies’ quarries and the Mt. Desert hills in the distance. It makes one of the prettiest pictures of any of the samples shown.
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Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map