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Stephen Merrill Photograph Collection M227

Title:
Stephen Merrill photograph collection
Creator:
Merrill, Stephen E., 1912-1981
ID:
M227
Date [inclusive]:
1930-1960
Extent:
3.0 linear feetThree folio boxes
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Photographs by Steven Merrill comprising "50 Camera Portraits" and 14 additional photographic prints, chiefly subjects from Brunswick and Skowhegan, Maine, ca. 1930-1960; several Bowdoin College faculty are represented.
Preferred Citation:

Stephen Merrill photograph collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

Stephen Merrill was born in Skowhegan, Maine on June 22, 1912. He attended Skowhegan schools and Hebron Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1935. In 1938 Merrill joined the Brown Studio of Photography and in 1939 he became a professional photographer in Brunswick, Maine. He was the official Bowdoin college photographer for several years, and worked on such projects as the yearbook and the "Illustrated Handbook of the Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts." He was also the official photographer for Hebron Academy from 1951 to 1962. From 1943 to 1946 Merrill served in the Army Signal Corps, during which time he continued his photography. Merrill was also well known as a humorist and produced several recordings of traditional Maine yarns spoken in Maine dialect.

Photographs by Steven Merrill comprising "50 Camera Portraits" (60 mounted photographic prints, some duplicates) and 14 additional photographic prints, chiefly subjects from Brunswick and Skowhegan, Maine, ca. 1930-1960; several Bowdoin College faculty are represented. There are also photographs taken while Merrill was in the Army Signal Corps, stationed in Japan and in the Phillipine Islands.

Last photograph of the last Heath Hen. 31 March, 1930, by Alfred Gross.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 1

Eddie Bolduc. Skowhegan (ME). 1937

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 2

Japanese Children. Osaka (Japan). 1945 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 3

Phillipine Woman. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945 (3 copies)

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Blind Beggar. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Sikh Merchant. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 6

Lloyd Frankenberg. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 7

Mrs. Jose de Kreeft. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 8

Henry Varnum Poor. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 9

Abraham Rattner. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 10

Gregor and Jada Rowland. New York. 1947 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 11

Loren MacIver. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 12

Philip Guston. Skowhegan (ME). 1947

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 13

Maurice Merrill. Skowhegan (ME). 1948 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 14

Frederick E.T. Tillotson. Brunswick (ME). 1948

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 15

Gertrude Tiemer. Cundy's Harbor (ME). 1949

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 16

Mel Burke. Lakewood (ME). 1950

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 17

Edythe Laws. Brunswick (ME). 1950

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 18

Day Merrill. Presque Isle (ME). 1951

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 19

Howard Lindsey and Dorothy Stickney. Brunswick (ME). 1951

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 20

Stephen Hearne. Skowhegan (ME). 1952 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 21

Jay Saunders Redding. Brunswick (ME). 1952 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 22

Jack Levine. Skowhegan (ME). 1952

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 23

Willard W. Cummings and Art Student. Skowhegan (ME). 1952

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 24

Stephen M. Etnier. Basin Point (ME). 1953

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 25

Alphonse Shelton. Wiscasset (ME). 1953

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 26

"One-Eyed Bill Smith." Hebron (ME). 1953 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 27

Reverend Chauncey W. Goodrich. Brunswick (ME). 1953

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 28

Peter Viereck. Hebron (ME). 1953 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 29

William Beeson. Brunswick (ME). 1953 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 2 Folder 30

Advertisement "Steve Merrill Maine Humorist...Yarn Spinner" and obituary.

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 31

Xavier Gonzales. Skowhegan (ME). 1954

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 32

Robert P.T. Coffin. East Harpswell (ME). 1954 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 33

Donald Oenslager. Brunswick (ME). 1954 (3 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 34

William Zorach. Brunswick (ME). 1954

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 35

Cadwallader Washburn. Brunswick (ME). 1954

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 363

Bernice Hamilton. Brunswick (ME). 1954

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 37

Pierre Jolivet. Brunswick (ME). 1955 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 38

Vivian Akers. Hebron (ME). 1955

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 39

"Pop" Williams. Topsham (ME). 1955 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 40

Dr. Malini Sukthankar. Brunswick (ME). 1955 (2 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 41

Nathan Dane. Brunswick (ME). 1956

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 42

Ladd MacMillan. Hebron (ME). 1956

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 43

2 undated photographs and one cover page for Merrill's 50 photographs

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 44

Undated and unidentified photographs of identical image (5 copies)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 45

Various undated and unidentified photographs- small (13 pieces)

Ovsz-Box 3 Folder 46
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