Bar Harbor, Maine: Topographic Views (Bar Harbor, ME) : View over farm fields on the northeast side of the island to the mountains in the south

Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott, 1960-
Published/Created:
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Mount Desert Island
2006
Date Depicted:
8/12/2006
Notes:
Bar Harbor is a town on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a famous summer colony in the Down East region of Maine. In 1604 French explorer Samuel de Champlain ran aground on the island, which he named Isles des Monts Deserts, meaning "island of barren mountains". It was first settled by the British in 1763, and originally named Eden (after Sir Richard Eden). By 1880, there were 30 hotels, with tourists arriving by train and ferry to the Gilded Age resort that would rival Newport. On March 3, 1918, Eden was renamed Bar Harbor. In 1947, a month long wildfire destroyed the east side of the island, including 67 of the palatial homes. The business district was spared.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Contemporary
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-BH-TV-A1
Coordinates:
+44.385833-68.209444
Genre:
urban and topographical views (AAT)
Format:
Image
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
visual works; photographs; visual works; topographical views agriculture; architecture; business, commerce and trade; cityscape; contemporary (1960 to present); landscape; seascape; summer homes; vacation cottages
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/12/2006 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10473019
PID:
digcoll:1801279