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Item 79291

Roxanna Hunt letter to son, Bath, 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1855 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7709

Denny's stream, Dennysville, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Dennysville Media: Photoprint

Item 101545

Fishing at the pumping station, Woolwich, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1918 Location: Westport Island; Woolwich Media: Photographic print

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.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

He wrote that alewives ran first and as the weather warmed enough for pear trees to bloom, shad began running in the river.