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13546Objects of the Southwest Harbor Public Library
  • Set
  • Object, Other Object
10978Lydia - Made for Evelyn Kittredge by her Grandmother, Rebecca (Whitmore) Lurvey Carroll
  • Image, Photograph, Digital Photograph
  • Object, Doll
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2011-06-08
  • Southwest Harbor
12099Southwest Harbor Public Library - The Philip Clifton Rich Desk
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Furnishings, Desk
  • 2008
  • Southwest Harbor
12100Southwest Harbor Public Library - The Philip Clifton Rich Desk
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Furnishings, Desk
  • 2008
  • Southwest Harbor
134461898 $20 Liberty Head Gold Coin
  • Object, Money, Coin
  • 1898
The coin is one of the largest issue coins produced (1850-1933) by the U.S. Mint for general coinage. Measuring 1.34” in diameter, the coins weigh 33.436 grams each, are alloys of 90% gold and 10% copper. Each coin contains .9675 ounce of gold. Lura Belle (Haynes) Dolliver can be seen wearing a coin like this at her neck as jewelry in related item #9538.
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The coin is one of the largest issue coins produced (1850-1933) by the U.S. Mint for general coinage. Measuring 1.34” in diameter, the coins weigh 33.436 grams each, are alloys of 90% gold and 10% copper. Each coin contains .9675 ounce of gold. Lura Belle (Haynes) Dolliver can be seen wearing a coin like this at her neck as jewelry in related item #9538.
14445Ralph Stanley's Albino Violin
  • Reference
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Stanley - Ralph Warren Stanley (1929-)
Ralph built his third violin, the “Albino Violin” in 2009. As with his first two violins, Ralph carved a Lion’s Head scroll for it. He says this violin is the “best so far.” The top is carved (not steamed) cedar wood and the bottom is carved poplar wood. He carved the lower block and top nut from old ebony piano keys. Vittoria (Vitelli) McIlhenny, Mrs. Alan McIlhenny of Northeast Harbor, purchased the “White Violin” for her collection in 2010.
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Ralph built his third violin, the “Albino Violin” in 2009. As with his first two violins, Ralph carved a Lion’s Head scroll for it. He says this violin is the “best so far.” The top is carved (not steamed) cedar wood and the bottom is carved poplar wood. He carved the lower block and top nut from old ebony piano keys. Vittoria (Vitelli) McIlhenny, Mrs. Alan McIlhenny of Northeast Harbor, purchased the “White Violin” for her collection in 2010. [show more]
14450Ralph Stanley's Secundo Violin
  • Reference
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
Ralph built his second violin, “Secundo”, in 2008. Ralph had made a Lion’s Head scroll for his first violin and he did it again when designing Secundo.
Description:
Ralph built his second violin, “Secundo”, in 2008. Ralph had made a Lion’s Head scroll for his first violin and he did it again when designing Secundo.
13554Philip Clifton Rich Desk
  • Reference
  • Object, Furnishings, Desk
Philip Clifton Rich built this desk and chair using wood from the last of the original trees at the Southwest Harbor Library. The trees were removed in 2006.
Description:
Philip Clifton Rich built this desk and chair using wood from the last of the original trees at the Southwest Harbor Library. The trees were removed in 2006.
10238Ralph Warren Stanley's Albino Violin - Lion's Head Scroll
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2010-03-22
  • Southwest Harbor
10236Ralph Warren Stanley Playing his Albino Violin
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • People
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2010-03-22
  • Southwest Harbor
10239Ralph Warren Stanley's Albino Violin - Back
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2010-03-22
  • Southwest Harbor
10240Ralph Warren Stanley's Albino Violin - Back
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2010-03-22
  • Southwest Harbor
10237Ralph Warren Stanley's Albino Violin
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Riebel - Charlotte Helen (Riebel) Morrill
  • 2010-03-22
  • Southwest Harbor
12167Hinckley Hardware Photographs
  • Image, Photograph, Negative
  • Object, Other Object
  • Ballard - Willis Humphreys Ballard (1906-1980)
  • 1943-06
  • Southwest Harbor
  • 172 Clark Point Road
Above: Seacock with tailpiece 1: Seacock-with tailpiece and thru-hull connection 2: Seacock-with 90 degree tailpiece 3: Hull connection 4: Tailpiece and thru-hull connection 5: Thru-hull connection with strainer 6: Stern bearing and stuffing box 7: Shaft bearings 8: Shaft bearings 9: Shaft bearings 10: Shaft bearings 11: Reverse gear control plate and handle 12: Reverse gear control plate and handle 13: Reverse gear control plate and handle 14: Reverse gear control plate and handle 15: Thru-hull connection 16: Gasoline filter, K.D. (with short strainer) 17: Double water filter set-up 18: Throttle controls 19: Throttle controls 20: Throttle controls 21: Throttle controls 22: Print Ring Outside Thread 23: Deck Plate and Handle “gas” 24: Deck Plate and Handle “gas” 25: Gasoline filter knocked down all metal 26: Through-hull connection with tail piece (separated) 27: Gasoline filter setup all metal 28: Water filter; double assembled 29: Water filter; double assembled 30: Water filter; double assembled 31: Water filter; double assembled 32: Clevis with threaded socket 33: Water filter knocked down 34: Seacock-with thru-hull connection 35: Seacock-with tail-piece and thru-hull connection 36: Water filter double knock-down 37: HRH Co B-40 Hardwarecustom made at yard 38: Deck plate, regular. With cover and ring 39: Deck plate – for pipe 40: Deck plate – for pipe 41: Turnbuckle and Deck Plate keys. 42: Strainers. Scoop and Round 43: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 44: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 45: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 46: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 47: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 48: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 49: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 50: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 51: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 52: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 53: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 54: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 55: Deck plate & cap; regular type 56: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 57: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 58: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 59: Throttle control quadrant
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Above: Seacock with tailpiece 1: Seacock-with tailpiece and thru-hull connection 2: Seacock-with 90 degree tailpiece 3: Hull connection 4: Tailpiece and thru-hull connection 5: Thru-hull connection with strainer 6: Stern bearing and stuffing box 7: Shaft bearings 8: Shaft bearings 9: Shaft bearings 10: Shaft bearings 11: Reverse gear control plate and handle 12: Reverse gear control plate and handle 13: Reverse gear control plate and handle 14: Reverse gear control plate and handle 15: Thru-hull connection 16: Gasoline filter, K.D. (with short strainer) 17: Double water filter set-up 18: Throttle controls 19: Throttle controls 20: Throttle controls 21: Throttle controls 22: Print Ring Outside Thread 23: Deck Plate and Handle “gas” 24: Deck Plate and Handle “gas” 25: Gasoline filter knocked down all metal 26: Through-hull connection with tail piece (separated) 27: Gasoline filter setup all metal 28: Water filter; double assembled 29: Water filter; double assembled 30: Water filter; double assembled 31: Water filter; double assembled 32: Clevis with threaded socket 33: Water filter knocked down 34: Seacock-with thru-hull connection 35: Seacock-with tail-piece and thru-hull connection 36: Water filter double knock-down 37: HRH Co B-40 Hardwarecustom made at yard 38: Deck plate, regular. With cover and ring 39: Deck plate – for pipe 40: Deck plate – for pipe 41: Turnbuckle and Deck Plate keys. 42: Strainers. Scoop and Round 43: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 44: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 45: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 46: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 47: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 48: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 49: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 50: Logging Sleds. Manset Boat Yard 51: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 52: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 53: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 54: Gallus frames; SW Boat Corp 55: Deck plate & cap; regular type 56: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 57: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 58: Pipe jacks and lazy boards 59: Throttle control quadrant [show more]
14107Hinckley Hardware Photographs Produced by Willis Ballard
  • Reference
  • Object, Other Object
The Manset Boatyard, and later as the Henry R. Hinckley Company, made most of the hardware for their vessels in their own shop. Willis Ballard produced illustrations of their hardware the old fashioned way too. Working in the days before computer generated or touched up images, Ballard photographed hundreds of hardware pieces and then painstakingly isolated each item against a white background by hand, using a brush dipped in white paint. However imperfect the images seem in their original size, they were beautiful when the photographs were reduced to produce catalogue pages. Some of the hardware was used just on Hinckley boats and some was sold at the company’s Manset Marine Supply Company in the old Clark and Parker store building on Clark Point. The library has 60 Ballard negatives illustrating Hinckley hardware. "1940 - Henry [Henry R. Hinckley (1907-1980)] starts the Manset Marine Supply Company to distribute marine supplies, engines and equipment to the many small yards springing up along the coast, as well as to his own boatyards. Dissatisfied with the quality of some commercial fittings, Hinckley designs many fittings that are still used by the company today. Among these items are fuel tanks, stanchions, deck plates, bow and stern chocks, pulpits and lead keels." - “The Hinckley Company History,” The Hinckley Company web site, 2000, Accessed online 11/20/2010; http://www.hinckleyyachts.com/employment/about_us2.html
Description:
The Manset Boatyard, and later as the Henry R. Hinckley Company, made most of the hardware for their vessels in their own shop. Willis Ballard produced illustrations of their hardware the old fashioned way too. Working in the days before computer generated or touched up images, Ballard photographed hundreds of hardware pieces and then painstakingly isolated each item against a white background by hand, using a brush dipped in white paint. However imperfect the images seem in their original size, they were beautiful when the photographs were reduced to produce catalogue pages. Some of the hardware was used just on Hinckley boats and some was sold at the company’s Manset Marine Supply Company in the old Clark and Parker store building on Clark Point. The library has 60 Ballard negatives illustrating Hinckley hardware. "1940 - Henry [Henry R. Hinckley (1907-1980)] starts the Manset Marine Supply Company to distribute marine supplies, engines and equipment to the many small yards springing up along the coast, as well as to his own boatyards. Dissatisfied with the quality of some commercial fittings, Hinckley designs many fittings that are still used by the company today. Among these items are fuel tanks, stanchions, deck plates, bow and stern chocks, pulpits and lead keels." - “The Hinckley Company History,” The Hinckley Company web site, 2000, Accessed online 11/20/2010; http://www.hinckleyyachts.com/employment/about_us2.html [show more]
6803Sailor's Valentine Made for Amanda (Robinson) Richardson, Mrs. Abraham Richardson, by Captain E.H. Pray
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Other Object
  • 1875
“Some interesting valentines even come up for sale on eBay. A great friend of mine, Pippa Vlasov, who generously lent me a portion of her collection for this book, is an avid and determined collector who has been known to stay up all night at her computer waiting for an auction to close. One of her eBay treasures came from a hairdresser in Portland, Oregon, who found the Valentine in her grandfather’s attic, took it to an antiques dealer, and asked him to sell it for her. The dealer placed the Valentine on eBay with a reserve price of $50. It sold for almost $7,000 and is a wonderful piece…with an elaborate hand inscription on the back of the box. The inscription reads: ‘Presented to Mrs. A. Richardson by Captn. E.H. Pray, Schr Abraham Richardson, from Barbadoes, W.I. 1875.’” The Valentine is a Double 13” with pattern of flowers on left and star on right. - Photograph and information about the Sailor's Valentine made for Amanda (Robinson) Richardson, Mrs. Abraham Richardson, by Captain E.H. Pray. - “Sailors’ Valentines” by John Fondas, published by Rizzoli International Publications, p. 14, 15, 19, 72, 73, 91 - 2002 Captain E. H. Pray was Ephraim H. Pray, born to Ephraim and Rebecca P. (Norton) Pray on May 14, 1842. Ephraim married Vandora Carver, daughter of Wills and Nancy (Flye) Carver (born 1847), on December 25, 1864, in Tremont, Maine. The schooner ""Abraham Richardson"" was built in Bass Harbor (Tremont) by William S. Newman in 1874. She was 154.38 tons - 99.0 - 27.0 - 9.0. Thirty-two people owned shares with the largest number of shares (4) owned by Abraham Richardson of Tremont in 1880. Her master, in 1880, was Nathan A. Reed when she hailed from Boston, Massachusetts. - List of Vessels Built on Mount Desert, Cranberry, Tinker’s, Thompson’s and Long Island (Frenchboro) Compiled by Ralph Stanley, p. 76 - 2003 The schooner’s builder, William Spurling Newman, was born to Jonathan and Sarah Spurling Newman on May 10, 1825. He married Lydia Jordan Stanley who was born to Sans (Jr.) and Fanny Guptill Spurling Stanley on February 2, 1828 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Lydia died on April 19, 1867 in Southwest Harbor. William Spurling Newman died on October 16, 1901. The “Abraham Richardson” was named for her largest shareholder, Abraham Richardson, born to Abraham and Mercy Wormell Richardson on February 3, 1809. Abraham first married Deborah N. Burnam who was born about 1809, on December 21, 1830. Deborah N. Burnam Richardson died on March 31, 1859. Abraham then married Amanda Robinson, daughter of Levi and Lavinia Savage Robinson on September 27, 1862. Amanda was born on February 21, 1836, the sister of Capt. Adoniram Judson Robinson. She was, therefore, the great grand aunt of 20th Century Southwest Harbor boat builder, violin maker, genealogist and story teller, Ralph Warren Stanley. Abraham Richardson died on August 31, 1878 in Tremont, Maine. Amanda (Robinson) Richardson died on April 14, 1914. Capt. Pray made the valentine for the wife of the owner of his schooner. “Sailors’ Valentines – Their Journey Through Time” by Grace L. Madeira, Constance Marshall Miller, Mary S. Page and Ann T. Schutt – 2006 - An update on the art of the valentines with good photographs."
Description:
“Some interesting valentines even come up for sale on eBay. A great friend of mine, Pippa Vlasov, who generously lent me a portion of her collection for this book, is an avid and determined collector who has been known to stay up all night at her computer waiting for an auction to close. One of her eBay treasures came from a hairdresser in Portland, Oregon, who found the Valentine in her grandfather’s attic, took it to an antiques dealer, and asked him to sell it for her. The dealer placed the Valentine on eBay with a reserve price of $50. It sold for almost $7,000 and is a wonderful piece…with an elaborate hand inscription on the back of the box. The inscription reads: ‘Presented to Mrs. A. Richardson by Captn. E.H. Pray, Schr Abraham Richardson, from Barbadoes, W.I. 1875.’” The Valentine is a Double 13” with pattern of flowers on left and star on right. - Photograph and information about the Sailor's Valentine made for Amanda (Robinson) Richardson, Mrs. Abraham Richardson, by Captain E.H. Pray. - “Sailors’ Valentines” by John Fondas, published by Rizzoli International Publications, p. 14, 15, 19, 72, 73, 91 - 2002 Captain E. H. Pray was Ephraim H. Pray, born to Ephraim and Rebecca P. (Norton) Pray on May 14, 1842. Ephraim married Vandora Carver, daughter of Wills and Nancy (Flye) Carver (born 1847), on December 25, 1864, in Tremont, Maine. The schooner ""Abraham Richardson"" was built in Bass Harbor (Tremont) by William S. Newman in 1874. She was 154.38 tons - 99.0 - 27.0 - 9.0. Thirty-two people owned shares with the largest number of shares (4) owned by Abraham Richardson of Tremont in 1880. Her master, in 1880, was Nathan A. Reed when she hailed from Boston, Massachusetts. - List of Vessels Built on Mount Desert, Cranberry, Tinker’s, Thompson’s and Long Island (Frenchboro) Compiled by Ralph Stanley, p. 76 - 2003 The schooner’s builder, William Spurling Newman, was born to Jonathan and Sarah Spurling Newman on May 10, 1825. He married Lydia Jordan Stanley who was born to Sans (Jr.) and Fanny Guptill Spurling Stanley on February 2, 1828 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Lydia died on April 19, 1867 in Southwest Harbor. William Spurling Newman died on October 16, 1901. The “Abraham Richardson” was named for her largest shareholder, Abraham Richardson, born to Abraham and Mercy Wormell Richardson on February 3, 1809. Abraham first married Deborah N. Burnam who was born about 1809, on December 21, 1830. Deborah N. Burnam Richardson died on March 31, 1859. Abraham then married Amanda Robinson, daughter of Levi and Lavinia Savage Robinson on September 27, 1862. Amanda was born on February 21, 1836, the sister of Capt. Adoniram Judson Robinson. She was, therefore, the great grand aunt of 20th Century Southwest Harbor boat builder, violin maker, genealogist and story teller, Ralph Warren Stanley. Abraham Richardson died on August 31, 1878 in Tremont, Maine. Amanda (Robinson) Richardson died on April 14, 1914. Capt. Pray made the valentine for the wife of the owner of his schooner. “Sailors’ Valentines – Their Journey Through Time” by Grace L. Madeira, Constance Marshall Miller, Mary S. Page and Ann T. Schutt – 2006 - An update on the art of the valentines with good photographs." [show more]
14449Ralph Stanley's Underwood Violin
  • Reference
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
Ralph built his first violin, the “Underwood” violin, in 1955 using a birch stair tread from the demolished Underwood cottage, “Squirrelhurst.”
Description:
Ralph built his first violin, the “Underwood” violin, in 1955 using a birch stair tread from the demolished Underwood cottage, “Squirrelhurst.”
14447Spurling Violin
  • Reference
  • Object, Musical, Stringed Instrument, Fiddle, Violin
  • Stanley - Ralph Warren Stanley (1929-)
"Meanwhile I played a violin that I had bought from Millard Spurling. This violin had a mother of pearl inlay on the back. Millard had bought the violin from George Joy [George Jacob Joy (1861-1936)], who I believe taught school at Great Cranberry Island. Millard had intentions of learning to play but never did. After his wife died he had a lady friend at Ellsworth who had a daughter going to school who wanted to take violin lessons so he let her borrow it. When he got it back it was damaged. He had it for a number of years before he sold it to me. I repaired it and that gave me something to play while I scraped the varnish off the one I made. I intended to re-varnish but didn’t get to it so it set around in this condition for years. While playing at the Grange Hall at Northport I miss-stepped and fell off the stage with the Spurling violin in my hand. I was not hurt but the top was in splinters." - "Fiddle Making" by Ralph Warren Stanley, 2010. Ralph has since repaired the "Spurling Violin."
Description:
"Meanwhile I played a violin that I had bought from Millard Spurling. This violin had a mother of pearl inlay on the back. Millard had bought the violin from George Joy [George Jacob Joy (1861-1936)], who I believe taught school at Great Cranberry Island. Millard had intentions of learning to play but never did. After his wife died he had a lady friend at Ellsworth who had a daughter going to school who wanted to take violin lessons so he let her borrow it. When he got it back it was damaged. He had it for a number of years before he sold it to me. I repaired it and that gave me something to play while I scraped the varnish off the one I made. I intended to re-varnish but didn’t get to it so it set around in this condition for years. While playing at the Grange Hall at Northport I miss-stepped and fell off the stage with the Spurling violin in my hand. I was not hurt but the top was in splinters." - "Fiddle Making" by Ralph Warren Stanley, 2010. Ralph has since repaired the "Spurling Violin." [show more]
12746First Day Cover of Acadia National Park with Great Head Stamp - October 2, 1934
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Places, Park
  • 1934-10-02
Envelope is printed with the Lone Pine on Robinson Mountain motif. First Day Cover for launching of Great Head Stamp – features the Lone Pine on Robinson Mountain and the Great Head Stamp Mailed from Bar Harbor on launch day – October 2, 1934 6.5” x 3.625” Correspondence envelope – pointed flap Obviously addressed to a stamp collector Mrs. A. Zimmerman, 86 South Westover [Road], Columbus, Ohio See SWHPL 12453 for the stamp info
Description:
Envelope is printed with the Lone Pine on Robinson Mountain motif. First Day Cover for launching of Great Head Stamp – features the Lone Pine on Robinson Mountain and the Great Head Stamp Mailed from Bar Harbor on launch day – October 2, 1934 6.5” x 3.625” Correspondence envelope – pointed flap Obviously addressed to a stamp collector Mrs. A. Zimmerman, 86 South Westover [Road], Columbus, Ohio See SWHPL 12453 for the stamp info [show more]
13444Advertisement for Hartford Marine Engines
  • Document, Advertising, Advertisement
  • Object, Other Object
  • Gray & Prior Machine Co.
12786Botanical Specimen Boxes
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Other Object
3049Acetylene Beacon Traffic Control Tower
  • Reference
  • Object, Other Object
The traffic control tower at the junction of Main Street and Clark Point Road was an acetylene beacon made by the American Gas Accumulator Co. of Elizabeth, New Jersey
Description:
The traffic control tower at the junction of Main Street and Clark Point Road was an acetylene beacon made by the American Gas Accumulator Co. of Elizabeth, New Jersey
10167The Island House Sign
  • Object, Sign
  • Structures, Commercial, Lodging, Hotel
  • 1850
  • Southwest Harbor
The sign, reproduced here from photograph fragments, was found in the basement of one of the houses on the original site.
Description:
The sign, reproduced here from photograph fragments, was found in the basement of one of the houses on the original site.
7347Milk Bottle (Raw Milk) from Nelson Herrick's Farm, McKinley, Maine
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Other Object
  • Tremont, Bass Harbor
10177W.H. Ballard Anchor Light Studio - Studio Sign
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Sign
  • Southwest Harbor
  • 66 Clark Point Road