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Historical Items

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Item 100877

Old post office, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island Media: Postcard

Item 28481

Civil War Soldiers' Monument postcard, Bath, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Bath; Richmond; Frederick City Media: Postcard

Item 27877

Loading Passenger Train on Ferry Boat, circa 1904

Contributed by: Private Collection through Patten Free Library Date: circa 1901 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

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."

Exhibit

Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Exhibit

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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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Center Street Postcard, Bath, ca. 1914Item Contributed byPatten Free Library While shipbuilding and the waterfront were evolving during this period…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

Print. Postcard of 1897 Auditorium X Postcard of 1897 Auditorium With Horsedrawn Carriages X Photo of Handbill for 1906 Music Festival…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1910 Item 69698 infoStrong Historical Society Postcard of the Aurora Grange Hall in Strong addressed to Mrs. Hannah Morrill, Malden, MA.