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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Advertising card
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Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.
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This shows the Hotel Willows in landscaped setting, and provides details of the Willows amenities as well as the glories of Farmington. The card…
… and Art Museum Description A poster advertises the Pierce Brothers' Civil War stereoscopticon images depicting scenes from the war.
… Farmington Public Library Description Advertisement postcard for a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress…