1893 George E. Norris Birds's-Eye View Map of Stonington (Greens Landing), Maine

StoningtonGreenslanding-norris-1893
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Green's Landing, ME.
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1893 George E. Norris Birds's-Eye View Map of Stonington (Greens Landing), Maine

StoningtonGreenslanding-norris-1893

One of only 2 known examples of this rare bird's eye view of Stonington, Maine.

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Title


Green's Landing, ME.
  1893 (dated)    16.5 x 20.5 in (41.91 x 52.07 cm)

Description


An extremely rare George E. Norris Bird's-Eye view and map of Stonington, then Greens Landing, Deer Isle, Maine. The view presented Stonington seen as if looking northeast from a position high above Green Head. The view presents a charming and prosperous Maine port town, with winding lanes connecting homes both grand and humble. In the distant hills, farm houses and barns are also apparent. Nonetheless, the focus here is the ocean which was, and remains, the town's livelihood. A secondary view along the bottom of the map presents Stonington Harbor as if looking South form Thurlow Hill. Below the view, to the left and right of the title, a table identifies 33 local businesses, ranging from Granite Contractors t Blacksmiths, general stores, clothiers, and hotels. Far in the distance, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, and the Isle Au Haut are also visible.

Stonington is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, located on the southern portion of Deer Isle. It is not far from Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Camden, Maine. In the summer Stonington is popular with tourists and yachtsman plying the coast.

This view is quite rare. We have been able to identify only one other example located in the collections of the Boston Public Library. No examples in the Library of Congress.

Condition


Very good. Slight mat burn and soiling. Else very clean.

References


Reps, John, Views and Viewmakrs of Urban America (University of Missour, Columbia, 1984), #1249. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Center, G3734.S87A3 1893 .N6.