UNFRAMED digital print on paper: Hahnemühle 100% cotton photo rag fine art paper, 188 gsm, archival inks and paper up to 200 years. 10.5" x 10.5". Signed and numbered edition of 10.
The area near what is now Oakland, Maine is situated around the Messalonskee Stream, which drains the entire Belgrade Lakes chain. This offered the advantage of falling 120 feet, so industry quickly began to form along side of it beginning with gristmills and sawmills as early as 1790. Industries that flourished and died along the stream included tanneries, furniture and carriage shops, iron foundries, machine shops, boat and casket makers, shingle mills, tool handles, and perhaps most importantly, edge tool manufacturers. The edge tools, axes, scythes, sickles, etc. were first produced in the 1830's. The edge tool business blossomed at various sites along the stream. The Dunn Edge Tool Company, at its peak, was producing 180,000 scythes and 120,000 axes per year. In fact, it produced more scythes than any other factory in the world.
Print is sized to fit an Ikea RIBBA frame. This black one is available for order online: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20078050/
This grey one is only available in stores: