Keywords: Knox estate
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
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.
On October 27th, 1806 Dunton charged the Knox estate for the making of a shroud, several yards of black crepe, several yards of black silk, black…
… became a public street when portions of the Knox estate were sold to private developers. James Overlock (1813-1906) came to Thomaston from…