Blackington, Alton H. (photographer)
From a series of photographs of a Maine hermit who lived near Hicks Pond; Blackington first visited him in 1943. Game Warden George French. According to Ossipee Riverlands: Effingham, Freedom, and the Great Ossipee River, French (1882-1970) was an award-winning commercial photographer "renowned for his artistic compositions and country life perspectives" and "Maine's official vacationland tourism photographer from 1936 to 1955." He accompanied Blackington on this second trip to see Benny Wells.