Keywords: Morse Oliver Building
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.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
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.
Haggett, Harry E. Stetson, and Thomas W. Morse. The Alameda was in operation from 1882 until 1913. In 1913, the Bath Opera House took over the…
… and State Streets when a wall from the Morse-Oliver building collapsed. Falling telephone and electrical wires hampered his rescue, and Scribner…