Postcard with Asticou Maine postmark, 1906

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


Asticou, a hamlet of Northeast Harbor, was populous enough to warrant its own post office until the office was closed during WW II. The physical location of the post office changed several times, moving from the Roberts' home to several of the Savage houses over the time that it was in operation.

This postcard illustrates the Asticou postmark on a piece of mail received on September 7, 1906 from Philadelphia, PA. The postcard is addressed to the
"Asticou Inn

Asticou was a summer colony and destination after several large inns and adjacent cottages were built there in 1883 and thereafter run by the Savage and Roberts families.

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About This Item

  • Title: Postcard with Asticou Maine postmark, 1906
  • Creation Date: 1906
  • Subject Date: circa 1906
  • Location: Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 13 cm
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Text

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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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