Jessica Beebe has a good eye. The Portland, Maine-based photographer, artist and graphic designer first got into the world of vintage menâ€™s goods when sourcing props for shoots. After a while they began to pile up, and she started Stag Vintage Goods to offer them to like-minded fellows who appreciate classic Americana. Soon she was also selling to Hollywood studios, ad agencies and private collectors around the country looking for the perfect patina’d accessory. These days she also tracks downÂ larger and specialty items by commission and curates goods for photo shoots, ad campaigns, interior designers and others.
It all comes together in this swell vintage camping themed photo shoot she did with Motorland America,Â a super-cool classic car showroom in Arundel, Maine where you can find everything from a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon and a 1950s Willys Jeepster to a drop-dead Jaguar E-Type. Of course thereâ€™s plenty of well-wornÂ L.L. Bean to be hadÂ from Stag but lots of other New England brands (some long defunct) abound as well, and the prices are more in line with the Pine Tree StateÂ than the Lower East Side. As Beebe tells ACL, “I can source pretty much anything a vintage-loving man could want and I love a challenge.â€Â