Bert Call was a professional photographer in Dexter, Maine, from 1887 to 1953, starting as an apprentice to A.G. Fassett and shortly thereafter buying Fassett's studio. He was a portrait photographer but was also known for his artistic photographs of the northern Maine woods, and was the official photographer for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's publication, "In the Maine Woods," from 1915 to 1931.
This collection provides digital access to items in SpC MS 81, negatives of photographs taken between 1914 and 1939 of outdoor scenes of mountains, lakes, woods and streams in the northern part of Maine. Included are shots from the Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park area, the Greenville and Moosehead Lake region, Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor, Aroostook and Piscataquis Counties, and the towns of Onawa and Dexter, Maine. Photos of agricultural scenes from northern Maine, coastal scenes, and industrial scenes, especially of the Katahdin Iron Works, are also found in the collection. A small number of the negatives represent homes and people in the Dexter area. Many photographs were used in the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's annual, "In the Maine Woods," published to promote the railroad's passenger business.
For more information, contact Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, at 207.581.1686 or um.library.spc @ maine.edu.