Monday, October 19, 2020

1910s era Photograph Album; 2 IDed Places, Islesboro, Maine, and Swetts Pond, Orrington, Maine

1910s era Photograph album, approximately 10-1/4" by 7-1/4", with photographs presumably from the Maine coastal area, possibly taken on or near the island of Islesboro, Maine.  

Read a history of Islesboro on the Maine Memory Network website. 

Sadly, the photographs are pasted on the pages.  Of the few hanging loose, no information in written on the reverse.

There's a photograph of the F. S. Pendleton Ship Chandlery shop on Islesboro island and another of Swetts Pond, presumably the one in Orrington, Maine, about 50 miles from Islesboro by car and ferry.

Lower left: F. S. Pendleton Ship Chandlery on the island of Islesboro, Maine

Lower right: Swetts Pond, presumably the one in Orrington, Maine

The album contains over a hundred photographs of people, buildings and scenery, to include coastal scenes and what appears to be several photographs of what might be part of a lighthouse or vessel. Someone noted the resemblance of the man in the photographs at right, below, to Islesboro master mariner Phineas Leslie Rolerson (1856-1946).

Man in photographs at right tentatively identified as Phineas L. Rolerson, master mariner

Phineas Leslie Rolerson (1856-1946)

Phineas Leslie Rolerson (1856-1946) in a painting by Charles Dana Gibson, who summered in the area. The painting hangs in the lighthouse at Islesboro, Maine.

Other photographs that might trigger an identification:  [Please leave a comment or contact me directly if you recognize a person, building or scene.]

If you recognize a person, place or building in the photographs above, please leave a comment or contact me directly. If you have ancestors from Islesboro and send images, I'll gladly compare to see if these people appear in the album.

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