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Portland's development in the era from 1890 to 1950 is characterized by a 1911 statement that "as a bustling commercial center, an attractive place of residence, and a beautiful summer resort, Portland looms big." The city's leadership role as a major publishing nexus for early20thcentury American postcards accounts for the quality and quantity of the period images produced by firms such as Chisholm, Leighton, and Morris. Featuring many neverbeforepublished views from the extensive collection of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Portland offers a treasured visual reminder of a time when the city prospered as a major transatlantic port and played host to 250,000 tourists annually.
ISBN: 9780738550336
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joyce K. Bibber is professor emeritus in history at the University of Southern Maine. Active in Greater Portland Landmarks and a former member of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Bibber is the author of five additional publications with Arcadia Publishing. Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., a Portland native, has directed the Maine Historic Preservation Commission since 1976. He was appointed as Maine's state historian in 2004 and is the coauthor of three additional publications with Arcadia Publishing.
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