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Douglas J. Armsden photographic collection

Description

The Douglas J. Armsden Photographic Collection contains approximately 400 photographic negatives. His work as a photographer included hundreds of weddings and portraits, scenic photography for the Maine and New Hampshire Chambers of Commerce, early documentation of Strawberry Banke, coverage of news events and press conferences for United Press International, and the documentation of the area's finest historic structures. His photographs have been published in magazines such as "Down East" and "Profiles" and in a number of architectural books.

Source: Obituary, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, August 18, 2009, www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald, accessed 2010-05-20.

Details

Collection Name
Douglas J. Armsden photographic collection
Collection Code
PC010
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1987
Physical Description
ca. 400 photographic negatives
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171262
Reference Code
PC010

Historical/Biographical Note

Douglas J. Arsmden was born in Peterborough, England on July 14, 1918, the son of the late Cyril and Mabel Gilbert Armsden. At the age of 2 his family immigrated to Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated from Technical High School of Buffalo. He then moved to the Kittery area and began his photography practice. During WWII, Armsden served in the Pacific Theatre on the USS Bayfield, and participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa operations. With his camera, he documented his years of duty in the Pacific. After the war, he remained in the Coast Guard Reserves, retiring as Commander in 1967. Douglas J. Armsden died on Monday, August, 10, 2009, in York, Maine.

Source: Obituary, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, August 18, 2009, www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald, accessed 2010-05-20.

Record details

Originator
Armsden, Douglas J., 1918-2009 (Photographer)
Material Type
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Places
Maine (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)

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