Keywords: delivery wagon
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.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
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.
… of the building a finished fire truck ready for delivery. Production stopped in the mid 1950s.(4) McCann Fire TruckItem Contributed…
… and '30s, a new form of serving customers by home delivery began to take place, first by horse and buggy, later by delivery truck.
… and employed drillers, saw-men, oxen teams, and delivery people. Wars and economic times impacted New Portland as in other areas.