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Mid-century Views of Vinalhaven

By Kevin Johnson

All photos courtesy Penobscot Marine Museum

For Eliot Elisofon, the world was truly his oyster. On assignments for Life Magazine, he traveled to six continents and covered more than 2 million miles during his career. His photographs of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific brought him fame and introduced these places to millions of readers across the globe. Yet of all the amazing places he witnessed in his storied career, it was a small Maine island that was his pearl.