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This tintype of a horse and wagon, in front of the Webber & Porter building on Main Street in Searsport, was printed in reverse. The signs in the background read "Webber & Porter." and "B. O. Sargent..." B.O. Webber & Porter was a furniture merchant, while B.O. Sargent sold tinware during the period.
A little over a century later, the space occupied by Webber & Porter would eventually become the Penobscot Marine Museum gift store.
About This Item
- Title: Webber & Porter building, Searsport, ca. 1874
- Creation Date: circa 1874
- Subject Date: circa 1874
- Town: Searsport
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
- Local Code: 2007.358.026
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- B.O. Sargent
- Horse-drawn vehicles--Maine--Searsport
- Webber & Porter
- Business enterprises--Maine--Searsport
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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