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Historical Items

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Item 27728

Union Sardine Company, Lubec, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Susie Calder through Lubec Memorial Library Date: circa 1945 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 31274

Flag raising at can plant, Lubec, 1908, 1908

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 88000

View of Cutler Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Cutler Media: Glass Negative

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.


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.


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."

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

"It was a necessity. Union Sardine Company, Lubec, ca. 1945Lubec Memorial Library J: When you stopped working in the ‘50s, did you stop because…"

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

"Perspectives on Owners and Managers Sardine Company Factory A Employees, Lubec, ca. 1901Lubec Historical Society This photograph, as others…"

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

"Toft, John D., “Some Historical Data on the Maine Sardine Industry”, Maine Sardine Industry History."