photo with 10-15 birch bark canoes shown

Larry Meyer

Wooden Canoes are in the Blood
Am reading a book called The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History, by John Gillis, and on page 139 is a photo with 10-15 birch bark canoes shown. The photo is captioned Shoreside view of Indian encampment at Bar Harbor, Maine 1881. Photo by Kilburn Brothers. Courtesy of Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor.” I have not seen this photo before or of any photo with so many birchbark canoes in it.

Anyone interested in historic photos of birch bark canoes might want to see if there are more of Kilburn’s in their collection.