Keywords: Princeton Camp
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Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum
Date: circa 1915
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Princeton Public Library
Date: circa 1934
Location: Indian Township
Media: Photographic print
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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.
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.
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… an Excellent Guide by addressing Joe Pierpoll, Princeton, Maine, the best Indian guide in the Schoodic waters.