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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1887
Media: Cabinet photograph
Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society
Date: circa 1937
Media: Photographic print
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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The bamboo was really weak so it kept breaking, and people had to buy another pole. Some people made their own simple poles out of an alder branch.
… of Litchfield’s violins were taken to the North Pole by Arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan, a school friend of his.
… Museum Generally, the American flag hangs from a pole outside every school. Every day, children would go outside to recite the Pledge and the…