Keywords: livery stable
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Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Date: circa 1904
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Print from Glass Negative
This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.
The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community
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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Strong had a livery stable in the center of town. Horses brought the mail from the train to the post office.
These businesses existed largely to supply food and transportation to the Asticou Inn’s summer guests. The livery stable operation was short-lived…
The Bob Cat Inn and Reed Livery Stables stood across the street from the stores of Charles Stanley and Thomas Stevens.