An image scanned from a blue and white cyanotype print with a handwritten caption that reads, "Nest of Bank Swallow Exposed to View. Photograph by Ora Knight. Presented to me by Miss Mary Clayton."
Saved within a small collection of images of bird nests taken around 1905. Ora Willis Knight was a member of the University of Maine Class of 1895, worked as an assistant at the Maine Experiment Station, was a resident of Bangor and Portland, and was someone who, according to his obituary printed in the Bangor Daily Commercial Nov. 12, 1913, gained a national reputation as a chemist, geologists, and ornithologist.
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Requested credit line: Image courtesy of Special Collections, Raymond H.
Fogler Library, DigitalCommons@UMaine,
Special Collections Vertical File Collection
ornithology, nests, eggs, wildlife, Maine