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Bar Harbor Panorama: 1901

Bar Harbor Panorama: 1901

1901. "The Harbor from Newport House, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine." Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.


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In reply to Alex - Photochrom

The postcard color image looks exactly like the page image - except the sky seems different. There's an interesting short on Youtube that goes into this topic; how postcard companies often used the same set of 'sky templates' that were inserted into postcard images to make them more interesting. Thus you would get hundreds of postcards from around the country with exactly the same sky.


DPC themselves had the same idea. They made a colored version as a postcard, using the Photochrom process. Today this area is called Agamont Park and Newport Drive.
Found the postcard in Maine's Statewide Digital Museum.

Beautiful Area

Now there's a fine area as far as scenery goes; I lived in Winter Harbor (to the east across Frenchman Bay/Mt. Desert Narrows) several months in the spring of 1984 for technical school in the Navy, back when they had a facility in Winter Harbor. It was good "calendar picture country"; dotted with lighthouses and lobster fishing boats.

Being from Pennsylvania, I noted how much earlier sunrise was, but remember the sounds of the ocean coming in the barracks windows at night from Schoodic Point.

Tipping Point

I hope Casanova was turning into the wake of the Frank Jones. It's awfully hard to swim in a wool suit or a linen dress and boots.

Veranda with a View

This lovely merged view was likely acquired from the Newport House veranda, shown here in a colored postcard from ~1905. Note: The plantings have grown.

Tourism had picked up in 112 years

Took this from the same spot in 2013.

Steamship named after brewer?

I'm guessing the steamship pulling into port is named after Frank Jones the famous Portsmouth brewer and investor:

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