Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist Kevin Johnson will present an illustrated talk on the Belfast, Maine postcard company Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, and share additional photos of Lincoln County from the museum’s collection.
From 1909 and 1947 photographers from Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company traveled across Maine in Model Ts shooting scenes of small towns and rural life to make into postcards. They shot scenes which had often been overlooked by larger postcard companies creating a highly personal and intimate portrait of our state. The exhibit “Lincoln County Through Eastern’s Eye” is at Boothbay Railway Village May 27 through June 29.
Admission to the talk is free with a suggested $5 donation.