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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.
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.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
In addition, Knox made frequent use of ships owned by others to transport goods, most notably the Betsy, Edward Kelleran, master, and the schooner…
… an elegant reconstruction of the nineteen room mansion Knox built as a retirement home in Thomaston, the museum offers guided tours, programs, and…
The group left the mansion and proceeded up Knox Street to what is now Main Street, and from there to a wood near Mill River, where Knox’s tomb was…