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Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.
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."
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
Vose was in Thomaston as early as 1787, and acted as Knox’s agent while he was building Montpelier, so the two men had a long standing work…
Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century Corner of Hyler and Green Streets, Thomaston, Maine 2009Item Contributed byThomaston Historical…