This picture was taken in 1886, and shows a well armed man in the woods in Maine. I am not sure what the guy is up to. He has a Bowie knife in one hand, and a pistol in the other. He has another pistol in his belt, and a Winchester in his lap. He has an axe across his leg. At first I thought maybe he was a lumberjack, but I can not imagine a lumberjack would need that much firepower. Perhaps he is a trapper or hunter.
I have to admit I don't know much about Maine. I used to have to travel to Portland, Maine quiet a bit on business, but never got to see much except the company I was visiting (Fairchild Semiconductor). So, I don't know if Maine still has the fierce independence ideals exhibited in this man.