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Men hoisting a man up to a rooftop look-out station with rope and pulley, Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, Me.

PC001.02.01.USME.0210.0020.006 (RS1065)

Description

Members of the U.S. Life-Saving Service practice rescue operations using a rope to haul a stranded person to shore at the Fletcher's Neck Life-Saving Station, built in 1874, in Biddeford, Maine. A man in a life preserver is suspended by ropes from the roof of station. The Stick-style wood frame boathouse is ornamented in various manners, including carved dolphins in the lower corners of the gable.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1887
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001065
AccessID: 1354
Other identifier: HNEDID-001065
GUSN
196006
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USME.0210.0020.006

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Other Organizations
United States. Life-Saving Service
Descriptive Terms
Stick Style
boathouses
frame construction
gable roofs
government
life preservers
life-saving
life-saving stations
line-throwing guns
seashores
surfboats
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Biddeford Pool (Me.)
Ocean Avenue (Biddeford, Me.)
United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees
rope carts
Places
Biddeford (York county, Maine)
Fletcher Neck (cape)
Places (Buildings)
Fletcher's Neck Life-saving Station
Location Note
Geographic / Me. / Biddeford Pool / Modern: Baldwin Coolidge Photos / Large: Unmounted.

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