Digital Collections: Penobscot Marine Museum Completes “Preserving, Scanning and Cataloging of National Fisherman Magazine’s Massive Photographic Archive” (Nearly 25,000 Objects)
From the Bangor Daily News:
This month, the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport finished preserving, scanning and cataloging National Fisherman magazine’s massive photographic archive. The images were stuffed into filing cabinets at the publication’s Portland office for decades. Now, every image is online, in a searchable database, for the whole world to see for free.
National Fishermen is still published by Diversified Communications. It’s headquartered on Commercial Street in Portland. It covers the fishing industry all over the country. It began publishing in Camden in 1946 as Maine Coast Fisherman. Over the ensuing decades, it bought and consolidated several regional fisheries magazines. It became National Fisherman in 1960.
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Includes an interview with the museum’s Digital Curator, Matt Wheeler.
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