1898-1900: Picnicking with Theresa

Above: August 20th, 1898 - "Buckboard ride to Northport and Belfast"

Theresa Babb (1868-1948) was married to C. Wilkes Babb, director of Knox Mill, Camden, Maine. For reasons unknown, she also possessed a gift for taking spontaneous and immediate photographs of her friends and family  - such as these, while picnicking. 


Writing in the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Barbara F. Dyer tells us that "The Babb family has been a prominent family in Camden for many years and still live in town today"

Above: 1900 - A picnic at Sherman's Point, Camden. Theresa is second from left, drinking from a bottle.

Above: c. 1900 - "Camping crowd at Ogier Point."

Above: June 1900 - "Some of Miss Garland's girls, Class of 1900. Taken at Milton [MA]"

"Theresa was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Monday Club, the Monday Evening Reading Club, the Camden Garden Club and the the Camden Outing Club."

- Barbara F. Dyer

Above: c. 1900 - Friends and family of Theresa P. Babb at the shore in midcoast Maine.

Above: September 1900 - "Grace G. and Grace Parker row on Lake Megunticook."

Above: 1900 - a picnic at Sherman's Point in Camden. Theresa Babb is seated in front.


Above: July 1900 - Picnic at Ogier Point. Theresa's sister Grace is in the middle with the white hat, and their mother, Mrs. Parker, is at the far top right.

Above: May 30th, 1900 - "Grace and Mary at Ipswich Beach"