Keywords: Flower Business
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
… Throwing blossoms all around," as they threw flower petals into the air. John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, drew the…
… a wreath interspersed with roses and the choicest flowers, No 5 was I might say a mound of flowers presented by neighbours, friends from a broad."…