An image scanned from a black and white print included in an album of photographs by William Lyman Underwood. Typed notes at the front of the album prepared in 1964 indicate that Underwood, who died January 28, 1929 at the age of 64, was a pioneer in the photography of wild animals, amateur photographer of considerable distinction, and a naturalist who made frequent trips in pursuit of his hobby to Maine, New Brunswick, Florida, and the western United States. A member of the family which founded the Underwood Company, known for canning and food processing, William L. Underwood spent 15 years in the family business and helped develop the process of food sterilization.
The photograph album had been in the family home of Charles S. Hinkley, superintendent for many years of the Underwood Company plant in Jonesport. W. L. Underwood often stayed with the Hinkleys when he came to Jonesport. The album was eventually donated to the library by Hinkley's grand-daughter and professor of history at the University of Maine, Alice R. Stewart.
MS 1429 sc, William Lyman Underwood photographs
Roque Island, Longfellows Island, Jonesport, Washington County, Maine, outdoor scenes