Your Summer Home!
The object of this book is not to exploit Camden as a summer resort, but to help those who are trying to solve the problem of a summer home. Here is an ideal seashore location, an unspoiled spot, out of the beaten line of travel, yet easily accessible to the rest of the world. It equals Bar harbor in picturesque variety of scenery and is six hours nearer Boston.
There are building sites suited to every taste. Those who prefer the seashore will find five miles of coast, picturesquely indented. Those who best like sightly hills will find them in abundance, while those whose preference is for wild land or ledges will find plenty to select from. Still further inland there are the mountain lakes with their irregular shores and attractive islands.
Any of the summer residents, or builders, or real estate agents, whose names are mentioned in the foregoing pages, would probably respond to any request for information regarding land. As this book is not written in the interest of any person or locality, the publisher cannot make any special recommendations. The foregoing views, however indicate the attractions of the various localities, and enable one to judge of their respective merits.
Lying midway along the irregular coast of Maine, is the broad expanse of water known as Penobscot Bay. Hundreds of islands dot its vast area, while its shores are bounded by lofty hills terminating in mountain ranges. At the base of one of the most picturesque of these mountain groups lies the village of Camden, hemmed in by the mountains, and looking directly out to the ocean in one direction, and across the bay in another. Experienced travellers pronounce the entrance to this harbor equal in picturesque grandeur to many of the most noted Norwegian fiords. An attractive wharf adds to the pleasure of arrival, and the absence of hackmen’s cries and similar annoyances is noted with satisfaction. Camden is an unspoiled spot, a fact which is noticed the moment one lands there.
Lovers of nature will find much to admire in Camden besides its mountains and seashore. The botanist will find a rich profusion of wild flowers, ferns and other flora. Our illustrations sow the wonderful beauty of the Camden trees and shrubbery. Camden is noted for the great variety of berries found there. Wild strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries and blueberries grow in abundance.
A Professional Man’s Estimate of Camden
We supplement the appreciative letters of Lyman Abbott and Professor Genung, by one from Dr. F. Forchheimer, a well-known specialist of Cincinnati, who with his family spent the summer of 1899 at the “Anchorage” cottage. His estimate of Camden may interest those who are looking for a summer home.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 26, 1899.
It is with great pleasure that I write concerning our sojourn at Camden last summer. We have wandered much during our summer vacations, but never have we found a place which has benefitted us so much as Camden. The fine air, the beautiful scenery, the wonderful combinations of mountains with ocean, and, above all, the excellent sanitary conditions, make it a place that must be lived in to be appreciated. To those of us who live inland, exemption from summer heat is sufficient inducement to make Camden an abiding place in the summer. If added to all these excellences there is found every necessity to creature comfort, all is said that can be said in favor or a place.
Yours very truly,
. How To Make Good Pictures: A Guide For The Amateur Photographer. Rochester, N.Y. : Eastman Kodak Co., 1951. Print.
This new edition of How To Make Good Pictures has but one purpose — to help you get the most enjoyment, and the most satisfying results from your camera. It’s a book for everybody. Maybe you’re a grandparent… maybe a grade school student, a high school junior, a proud new mother, a busy professional man seeking an interesting hobby. Whatever your age of interests, picture taking has much to offer you — and this book provides a basic guide. This book’s approach is simple: to help you see the picture possibilities that exist all around you, and then to help you make the most of those possibilities through wise choice of viewpoint, lighting, good subject arrangement, and correct operation of your camera.
This book is definitely not a collection of professional photographs. Most of the pictures were made by amateur photographers, with amateur cameras. (“Amateur,” by the way, does not mean “dub”; it is a proud word, signifying one who takes pictures for the love of it, rather than as a means of livelihood.) The pictures are good because they represent the honest, sympathetic observation of people who have learned to see their surroundings — and to record their pleasure accurately on photographic film.
This picture is better because it tells a story, the background has no pattern (although it is rather overwhelming in brightness of color), the expression and action are good, the pose is charming, and accents of red are nicely placed. If you like bright hues, you’ll prefer the color scheme in this photo. (Incidentally, the subject didn’t blow those bubbles; they were blown in by a helper, and as soon as the photographer sensed a pleasing pattern, he snapped it.)