Keywords: Gannett Publishing Co. (Portland, Me.)
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
The Guy Gannett Publishing Company was born; publishers of the Portland Press Herald, Waterville Morning Sentinel, and the Maine Farmer.
… Eye In The Sky Slideshow In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald…
Guy Gannett and his father were avid aviators and followed current events relating to air travel intently, William Howard Gannett flew his plane all…