Saco Revisited

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Saco Revisited reveals an unprecedented glimpse into Saco's history. Vintage photographs from the collections of the Dyer Library and Saco Museum show the energy, industry, philanthropy, and patriotism of the city and its citizens from the mid-19th century to the present day. From the stately homes of early entrepreneurs to tragic fires and floods and the rise and decline of Saco's powerful textile mills, many photographs are presented publicly for the first time.
ISBN: 9780738572130
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 196
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Since it was founded as the York Institute in 1866 by local artists, writers, and businesspeople, the Saco Museum has served as a primary steward of Saco's history. Today it joins with Saco's Dyer Library, founded in 1881, in preserving and celebrating the stories of this community. Known together as the Dyer Library Association, the library and museum maintain extensive collections of fine and decorative arts and artifacts, including outstanding Federal furniture and portraits. Hundreds of historic photographs are also among the treasures of the collections. In the galleries of the museum, the archives of the library, and the pages of Saco Revisited, these images shed light on Saco's rich past.
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