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Item 6826

Fraser Co. paper mill, Madawaska, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Madawaska Media: Postcard

Item 25837

Eastern Illustrating Co. staff, Belfast, 1916

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: 1916 Location: Belfast Media: Glass Negative

Item 25834

Eastern Illustrating Co. vehicle, E. Parsonsfield, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Parsonsfield Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 4 of 4

“Salt Marsh Dykes as a Factor in Eastern Maine Agriculture.” Maine Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 21. No. 4. Spring, 1982 Hodgdon, Frank.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… universally recognized as the business center of Eastern Maine, and rapidly coming to the front as the metropolis of the Northeast." Edward…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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