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Historical Items

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Item 102223

Lafayette Elm, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Item 31721

King Elm, Scarborough, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide, transparency

Item 6169

Doughnut tree, Fryeburg, 1943

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Exhibit

Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington Public Library, 1916

… have long since been removed, due to the Dutch elm disease, which was widespread in mid-20th century.

Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Expands - 1805 to 1846

… later, many of these trees had succumbed to Dutch elm disease, a blight that nearly decimated every tree of this species throughout the northeast.