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August 27, 1910

Married Men’s Race, Squirrel Island, 1910

Filed under: Squirrel Island — David Colby Young @ 12:29 am

Married Men’s Race, Squirrel Island, 1910
Contributed by Stanley Museum


A group of gentlemen take part in a spirited foot race to the delight of their Squirrel Island neighbors, August 27, 1910.

Races such as this were held every summer during Fete Week, a late August celebration organized by the summer community on Squirrel Island.

The bearded man pulling away from the other runners is F.E. Stanley, of Stanley Steamer fame. Mr. Stanley, who would have been in his early 60s here, was a fine athlete and a notable sprinter in his youth.

Other Information

  • Title: Married Men’s Race, Squirrel Island, 1910
  • Creator: McDougall & Keefe
  • Creation Date: 1910-08-27
  • Subject Date: 1910-08-27
  • Town: Southport
  • Local Name: Squirrel Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black & White Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 8.5 x 13.5
  • Local Code: PC 1 #2
  • Collection: Raymond W. Stanley Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Stanley Museum
40 School Street, PO BOx 77, Kingfield, ME 04947
(207) 265-2729

Cross Reference Searches

LC Subject Headings

Festivals and fairs–Maine–Southport–Squirrel Island
Fete Week (Southport, Squirrel Island, Me.)–Photographs
RacesMaine–Southport–Squirrel Island


Francis E Stanley

Other Keywords

Summer Communities Spectators Foot Race Running Contests

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