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Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Lantern slide
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
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Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Company
Use: Fences & Walkes
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.
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… of what he saw as the ideal gates and fences for different locales and purposes. This is "Gate No 1 and two patterns for rustic fence." Martin…
… noted, "I have represented a 5 foot tight bound fence for a yard this is convenient for fowles but is unhealthy for cattle and more so for sheep.
… shopkeeper in Bangor, drew a series of gate and fence designs in his "Scrap Book No 3" that he began writing and illustrating in 1867.