Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine

March 4 – May 3, 2011

Bogy paints Manana, 1935

During the Depression Era, photographer G. Herbert Whitney and his wife, a newspaper writer, documented a unique view of life in Maine. Between 1933 and 1940, the Whitneys visited artists, writers and others connected to the arts in Maine. The stories and photos celebrated both the artists and the inspiration of Maine in their works and left a record of the 1930s version of Maine's "creative economy."

Arts, Artists, and Personalities in 1930s Maine was on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall.

Online Exhibition