Two photographs, both 3-1/4" by 2-1/4", of a November 1925 parade in Norway, Maine to welcome home Mellie Dunham (1853-1931), a local fiddler who had achieved great renown and who was returning to Maine after performing with Henry Ford's Orchestra.
The photographs are part of a collection of 16 similar photographs, all presumably from the same camera, taken in the same era, and all presumably showing people and scenes from the Oxford County, Maine, area:
- Photograph of a group of men with what looks like Oggie Trip or Aggie Trip written on the reverse. Rather than "Aggie" for agriculture, could the word refer to the nickname of a mountain or lake?
- Photograph of a Stanley Roadster in front of Norway Savings Bank, with Elmer Buck, Richard Gray and Erwin Cummings
- 8 additional photographs showing mountains, bridges, cliffs, farm scenes and buildings, with no identification.
Mellie, whose full name was Alanson Mellen Dunham, was the son of Alanson Mellen Dunham and Mary A. (Denison) Dunham. Mellie was also an expert snowshoe maker; 60 pairs of his shoes went with Robert Peary on his Arctic expeditions.
The other photograph of the parade is a bit out of focus. It shows several men on a balcony or roof, looking down upon the parade.
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