Keywords: Picture shows
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.
Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.
Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.
Although this picture was not used in the Portland Evening Express article on May 21st, it shows the collapsed roof that killed Captain Kent.
… One of the most popular events was showing motion pictures. It was often referred to as the “Palace Theater,” to honor its regal stature and…