Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

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Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

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This blacksmith shop was located in the mid-section of Islesboro known as Guinea.

Blacksmiths were common on Islesboro much longer than in the rest of the country. Automobiles were prohibited on the island until 1933. Being an island, Islesboro had to provide many of its own goods and services, since transportation to the mainland was sporatic until the 1880s, when steamboats began making scheduled runs between the island and the mainland.

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  • Title: Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Open Photo Collection, Workshops
  • Object Type: Image

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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