Stereograph of Porgie Stand, Mt. Desert, Maine

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Stereograph: Maine: Mount Desert

GUSN

GUSN-268063

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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".

Details

Descriptive Terms

islands
fish oil
fishing
fish kettles
presses (culinary tools)
stereographs

Physical Description

1 stereograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1920-09-13

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USME.0600.0010.003

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6.75 x 3.25 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of E.A. Huebener, 1920

Places

Mount Desert Island (Hancock county, Maine) [island]

Record Details

Originator

Rowell, Frank (Publisher)
Heywood, John D. (Photographer)

Material Type

stereographs

Accruals Note

See page 261 of the book: A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920, Part I, by W. H. Bunting.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Stereograph: Maine: Mount Desert