Webber & Porter building, Searsport, ca. 1874

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Webber & Porter building, Searsport, ca. 1874

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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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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