Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



Entrance to Maine Turnpike, Kittery, ca. 1950

Contributed by Boston Public Library

Entrance to Maine Turnpike, Kittery, ca. 1950

Item 66147 enlarge zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter add to album

Purchase a reproduction of this item on

The entrance to the Maine Turnpike in Kittery in the first years of its operation. The Maine Turnpike, which opened in late 1947, was created to relieve congestion on route one and facilitate easier car travel from Kittery to Fort Kent.

The Tichnor Brothers printing company published this type of postcard beginning in the 1930s as part of their Maine series. These, and other postcards, by the Tichnor Brothers Company are officially known as the Tichnor Gloss Series because the photographs were notoriously retouched on such a level that does not allow the postcards to be classified as photographs or paintings. The caption reads, "Entrance to Maine Turnpike at Kittery, Maine."

View/Add Comments

Other Information

  • Title: Entrance to Maine Turnpike, Kittery, ca. 1950
  • Creator: Tichnor Bros., Inc.
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Kittery
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Linen texture postcard
  • Dimensions (cm): 9 x 14
  • Collection: The Tichnor Brothers Collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-2039

Print This Record

If you'd like to privately share a comment with MMN staff, please use this form.