Keywords: Dress clothes ca. 1950
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Contributed by: Alexander-Crawford Historical Society
Date: circa 1950
Location: Alexander; Alexander
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society
Date: circa 1949
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
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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… Society Here is Luther Lawrence in his dress uniform—clothing very different from what he would have worn into battle.
… that Solomon’s Store sold clothes of all sorts: dresses, socks, pants, shorts, and the best “knickers” everyone thought.
… Ronnie, Alania and Brandon Green print dress, Bangor, ca. 1949Green printed dressItem Contributed byBangor Historical Society During the…