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Item 31033

River Street Flood, Guilford, 1923

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Guilford

Media: Photographic print

Item 9925

Mousam River, Sanford, ca 1910

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Sanford

Media: Photographic print

Item 98859

Dixfield Lumber Company, Webb River, Dixfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Dixfield

Media: Postcard

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Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

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.


Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.


Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

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Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

Oliver Moses and his brother William built and owned many blocks and buildings in commercial Bath, including part of the Union Block, where 94 Front…

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Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

Life on a Tidal River - Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945 Contributed by Bangor Public Library Description This view of Main Street shows the variety of retail…

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Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…