Surgeon office opening announcement, Wiscasset 1871Item 20149 info
Maine Historical Society
Wood's shop probably was a small one, even by Maine standards.
He most likely worked alone or with a young assistant or apprentice, and used older-style hand-powered equipment.
He operated the shop until the late 1870s, when he moved to Skowhegan and began a printing shop there.
At left, Dr. B. F. Lancaster, a surgeon, announces the opening of his office in Wiscasset on March 29, 1871.