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January 2017

Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography An Illustrated Talk​

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fascinating historic photographs taken from 1909 to 1950 of a Maine which has almost completely disappeared are the subject of the new book Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography by Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Penobscot Marine Museum Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson, and historian Bill Bunting. The photographs were originally taken to be made into postcards during the postcard craze of the early 1900s when billions of postcards were mailed world-wide. The photographs show Mainers at work and at play everywhere from lobster shacks and wilderness hunting camps, to steam and sailing ships and grand hotels. On Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 pm, Boothbay Railway Village presents an illustrated talk about Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography with authors Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Kevin Johnson, and Bill Bunting. The talk will take place inside the Museum’s 1847 Boothbay Town Hall. Admission is free, suggested donation of $5 appreciated.

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February 2017

Shipbuilding & Migration

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cipperly Good, curator at the Penobscot Marine Museum, will discuss locally built and captained vessels that were involved in the migration of Chinese Coolies to Cuba to work in the sugar industry in the 1860s. This program is offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 30th Annual Camden Conference. The 30th Anniversary Camden Conference Community Events Series is supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council. At Witherle Memorial Library.

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Brooksville Maine: The Postcard View

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine will present Brooksville Maine: The Postcard View; Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company” at 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 15 at the Brooksville Free Public Library. The slide show and talk will consist of a short film about the postcard company as well as the historical views of Brooksville and surrounding towns.

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