Central Maine Fair, Waterville, ca. 1905

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Central Maine Fair, Waterville, ca. 1905

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Description

The Central Maine Fair was held in Waterville starting in 1904. The fair organizers tried to maintain a decency level at the Central Maine Fair so that, "the most fastidious," presumably these boys and their mothers, "may attend without fear of being shocked."

In the foreground, a booth is being set up with young boys as onlookers, the next booth has a man setting up a viewer, and across the way a large tent displays the $10,000 dollar French Beauty Show, Honest Bill's Wonder Show, Madam Fremont Queen of Palmists, and a photography tent with old fashioned tintypes made "while you wait."

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  • Title: Central Maine Fair, Waterville, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Sawtelle, Frank B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Town: Waterville
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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