Village of Somesville, ca. 1918

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


In 1918, Somesville was still a bustling center of commerce and industry, a place where water-powered mills produced lumber, wool, and flour. There were stores for groceries, clothing, and a blacksmith The buildings of the town are clustered along Main Street and the shore. The steeple of the Union Meeting House and a windmill are visible.

This is a post card dated July 12, 1918 addressed to Mr. Arthur Leland, Walnut Hill, Me c/o Mr. J.M. Britt:
"Dear Art, Just a card this morning. The sun is shining fine this morning and we are hustling trying to get something done. And I suppose you are. Your G-ma has gone to N.E. at last. Roy was up a few minutes last evening." Mother

This postcard has an unusual view of the village and is in color.

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About This Item

  • Title: Village of Somesville, ca. 1918
  • Creation Date: circa 1918
  • Subject Date: circa 1918
  • Local Name: Somesville
  • Town: Mount Desert
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: MDIHSJPG0080321004
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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