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Historical Items

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Item 105877

Hilton's Store and Post Office, Alna, 1909

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1909 Location: Alna Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 102068

"Tract of land lying in Poland," 1798

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1798 Location: Auburn; Poland; Minot; Turner Media: Ink on paper

Item 99263

Humphrey’s Motor Court and Lodge, Rockland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1935 Location: Rockland Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.


Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.


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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Eastern Maine Medical Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Eastern Illustrating Company

Eastern Illustrating Company R Herman Cassens R. Herman Cassens from the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum X In 1909, R.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… activities and to promote ethical business dealings. Maine led the eastern U.S. in the formation of BPW clubs for some six years in the 1920s.

My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide


In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.