Carroll Thayer Berry is a familiar name in artistic circles in the state of Maine, as he was an artist, illustrator and photographer there for many decades. Born in New Gloucester, he grew up in Portland and there became enamored of the sea and seagoing. After study at the University of Michigan (naval architecture) he worked for engineering firms in New York and Portland, then still as a young man worked on murals in administrative buildings in the Panama Canal Zone. After study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and military service in France, he returned to Maine where he came to be a prolific printmaker (woodcut, linocut, and wood engraving) and painter, and, finally in the late 1940's, a photographer. This black and white image of what appears to be an old sleigh, presumably in Maine, likely dates to that period. The artist has stamped his studio stamp including Rockport, Maine address on the backing board. Over time the photograph (13 1/4" by 10 1/4", the board 20" by 16") has curled away/separated from the backing, as shown; it should be re-affixed with archival materials, and framed (currently not framed). The photograph surface itself is not affected by the adhesive situation, although the left edge does seem to be browned somewhat. See the net for many images of Berry's work in Maine over the course of a long lifetime.
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