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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context




Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Little Cranberry Island in 1870:
The Blue Duck (left center with end chimney)
and original Samuel Hadlock store (center).
Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo.
(From tintype by Mr. Bragg. Acadia National Park)

Photo 2: Little Cranberry Island in the 1880s:
original Samuel Hadlock store (left)
and the Blue Duck (right).
Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.
(By B.T. Williston. Acadia National Park)

Questions for Photos 1 & 2

1. Describe each photograph and list the possible occupations of people who lived on the island.

2. In what ways would the scenes have been alike or different at the time the Hadlocks and the Gilleys lived in the region? Would the occupations of the people be likely to be the same? Do the photos show activities similar to those described in the readings?

3. In what ways would the scenes be different today? What would cause such changes over time? Describe why it is important to preserve evidence of the everyday life in the past.

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 1 and Photo 2, but be aware that each file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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