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The photograph shows Beemans Corner which is located at the corner of Central and Water Streets in downtown Hallowell.
The back of the photo notes: "Buildings to left and rear of middle building- Charles Smith Stable- Kept horses there and blacksmith shop..."
The book "Around Hallowell" compiled by Bob Briggs in 1996 notes: "Perhaps a Labor Day celebration c. 1899. Labor Day celebrations in Hallowell at the turn of the century were no small matter. A newspaper account reports the festivities included floats, parades and sporting events held at the Muster Field. The evening was capped off by a grand ball held at City Hall with music furnished by a live orchestra."
About This Item
- Title: Holiday Gathering, Beemans Corner, Hallowell, ca. 1899
- Creation Date: circa 1899
- Subject Date: circa 1899
- Local Name: Beemans Corner
- Town: Hallowell
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 12 cm
- Local Code: B-6
- Collection: Hubbard Free Library Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
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