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Historical Items

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Item 22409

Gristmill and Cataract Falls, Saco, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Saco Media: Glass negative

Item 105888

Fords Mill, Whitefield, 1915

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

Item 20132

New grist mill broadside, Saccarappa, 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1830 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.


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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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Within its boundaries were numerous gristmills, paper mills, three silver mines, and a foundry. Farmland dominated the rural area to the village’s…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Memorial Library

Ingersoll in 1923. Ira Fish's gristmill used to be where the library is today. It is located at 11 West Broadway, Lincoln, Maine.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

… District.” It has been the site of a sawmill, gristmill, electric-power plant, novelty wood turning mill, and an axe factory.