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Albert Lincoln "Bert" Call, 1866-1963, was a professional photographer in Dexter, Maine, from 1887 to 1953. He started as an apprentice to A.G. Fassett and shortly thereafter purchased Fassett's studio. Call was a portrait photographer but was also known for his artistic photographs of the northern Maine woods. Call also served as the official photographer for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's publication, "In the Maine Woods," from 1915 to 1931.

The collection includes 3,376 photographs dating 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.

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Agriculture, Architecture, Social Life and Customs, Nature and Geography, Business and Industry


Photography | United States History

Size of Collection

3376 photographs (negatives ; black-and-white ; 13 x 18 cm)

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0081

Call (Bert) Photograph Collection, 1914-1939