Keywords: William C. Perry
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Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society
Date: circa 1904
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.
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.
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."
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… Text by Noah Lapointe, Austin Lewis, Kyle Perry, and Shadow Stephens 7th grade students at Bath Middle School.
Webber, Sumner. “Electrophone.” E-mail to Sydney Perry. 28 Apr. 2011. Webber, Sumner. “Electrophone.” E-mail to Sydney Perry. 6 May 2011.