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Stereograph of Porgie Stand, Mt. Desert, Maine

PC001.04.01.USME.0600.0010.003 (RS159192)

Description

Factories where oil was extracted from menhaden or "pogy" (pronounced porgy by Maine residents) and leftover fish scrap used for fertilizer. Factory was also known as "pogy screw" or "pogy stand".

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1920-09-13
Physical Description
1 stereograph
Dimensions
6.75x 3.25(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of E.A. Huebener, 1920
GUSN
268063
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USME.0600.0010.003

Record details

Originator
Heywood, John D. (Photographer)
Rowell, Frank (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
fish kettles
fish oil
fishing
islands
presses (culinary tools)
Material Type
stereographs
Places
Mount Desert Island (Hancock county, Maine) [island]
Notes
See page 261 of the book: A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920, Part I, by W. H. Bunting.
Location Note
Stereograph: Maine: Mount Desert

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