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The caption reads, "A wonderful panorama -- Maiden's Cliff, Camden, Maine." This cliff overlooks Megunticook Lake.
The white cross on top of Maiden's Cliff is a memorial to Elenora French, an 11-year-old girl who fell off the cliff on May 7, 1864. The story goes that she climbed the cliff along with her older sister, friends, and teacher when a sudden gust of wind blew her hat off.
The Tichnor Brothers printing company published this type of postcard circa 1938 as part of their Maine series.
About This Item
- Title: Maiden's Cliff, Camden, ca. 1938
- Creator: Tichnor Bros., Inc.
- Creation Date: circa 1938
- Subject Date: circa 1938
- Town: Camden
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Linen texture postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Collection: The Tichnor Brothers Collection
- Object Type: Text and Image
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