On Mount Desert Island in Maine in Seal Cove, located on the ‘quiet side’ of the island is the beautiful and unique Seal Cove Auto Museum. Featuring cars from the Brass Era of 1895 to 1917, this museum was born out of the personal collection of Richard Paine.
While vacationing on the island, I had the unique opportunity to fully photograph the museum collection on display. Spending over ten hours quietly appreciating and discovering the beauty of each car was truly special.
While photographing I noticed a small boy running around the museum counting: 47..48..49…no 50! 50 Cars are in here Mom! I had no idea what a large undertaking this photo project was to be. But it was well worth it.
It was hard to pick a favorite but this one caught my fancy. A beautiful chocolate brown elite car with brass finishes. The lady of the car would sit in the back and call on a phone to the driver with instructions as to where to go. How I would love to say “Home James!”
The details on these works of arts were truly stunning. From the wheels to the lights, each car was truly unique from the next.
The portfolio ended up having nearly 300 images that hopefully will be used in the future for museum publications and marketing. If you’re ever on Mount Desert Island, this museum is certainly a ‘must see.’