Two old pals, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by Skowhegan History House

Two old pals, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


"We have here Samuel D. Arnold (at right) and Oliver Walker. The picture may have been taken about 1880. These two venerable citizens are seated in a dooryard on Pleasant Street, probably a part of the premises occupied by Mr. Arnold's daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Owen.

Mr. Walker lived on Court Street, at the corner of Cross Street, this location being now occupied by the Dr. Stinchfield place. Mr. Walker was instrumental in causing the town to purchase the cemetery lot on Parkman Hill, about 1867.

Samuel D. Arnold was a dry goods merchant in Skowhegan for many years. His son, George D., was also a merchant, but kept groceries instead of fabrics.

~ Roland T. Patten, Custodian of Historical Views, 1929"

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Two old pals, Skowhegan, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Local Code: 111-097_5
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.