Selected Maine Coast Postcards of George S. Graves

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Retired from publishing The New England Homestead in 1899, George Storrs Graves took up photography and soon began to print his best pictures on postcards. Captured in this exciting collection are images of Maine's scenic coastline as it appeared early in the 20th century, through the eyes of a successfulbusinessman and talented photographer. Graves recognized that people wanted to see their hometowns in print, and he photographed everything from cottage-rimmed shorelines to commercial establishments. He and his wife spent summer months on the coast of Maine, at Small Point in Phippsburg and near West Harpswell. He traveled by foot, smallship, and steamship to both popular and little-known locales along the coast; his pictures depict the seain all of its moods. The images in this collection were taken c. 1907 to 1914 and include areas fromCape Elizabeth to Monhegan. Resorts that flourished during the summer months are depicted, including a one-time resort at Popham Beach. View early fishing vessels and the scenery of Casco Bay, including unusual shots of the Harpswell shoreline, in this previously unpublished collection of the postcards ofGeorge S. Graves.
ISBN: 9780738537054
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Joyce K. Bibber is a Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine and served on the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for ten years. Her fourth Arcadia title, Selected Maine Coast Postcards of George S. Graves, celebrates the history of these coastal communities through carefully preserved images of the past.
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