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Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Lantern slide
Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society
Date: circa 1885
Media: Photographic print
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Owner in 1924: Lilla J. Keening
Owner in 1924: Benjamin L. Sparrow
Owner in 1924: Herbert F. Sparrow
Use: Summer Dwelling
The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?
For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.
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.
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This shows the Hotel Willows in landscaped setting, and provides details of the Willows amenities as well as the glories of Farmington.
… The program for the Banquet held at the Hotel Willows on February 21, 1893 given by Farmington ladies.
The large slate headstone is engraved with a willow tree and an epitaph and reads: Peter Holman Born October 16, 1769 in Sutton, Massashusetts…