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Item 6573

Belfast, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 80500

Intersection of Main Street and Weld Street, Dixfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 11296

Katahdin from Golden Road, 1987

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1987 Location: Mt. Katahdin Twp. Media: Photographic print


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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

… umbrella shown on Main Street, Lincoln, prior to paved roads; however, utility poles are present. The Civil War monument and Methodist Church are…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Fritz was reported to be the fastest paving stone cutter. He died on March 7, 1985. Notice the clothes drying on the oven door.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Student genealogy

Fritz was reported to be the fastest paving stone cutter of his time. Dori Lemoine, one of Michael Fournier's 6-8th grade students, is a resident…