Photojournalist Alfred Elden took several photographs of Muscongus Islanders, capturing a spirit of independence that matched their independence from Maine that they declared in1860. The island was left off the state map and islanders were not allowed to vote. Muscongus Island rejoined the state in 1934. Today the island is still not on state maps as it is now called Louds Island.

Catalog Number LB1995.72.180