For more than 150 years, photographers, like other artists, have made their way to Maine to capture the natural beauty and human culture of the state. Beginning with the earliest daguerreotype portraits of the 1840's, this book traces the growth of the medium through to the present. Key topics addressed throughout the book include the importance of photography in documenting labor and economic life, the close relationship between photography and the growth of tourism, and the role of Maine photographers in advancing the medium as a fine art form. Also includes a chronological glossary of photographic terms, a list of significant photographic archives and collections in Maine with addresses and notes for each, bibliography and index. Hardcover. 198 pgs.