Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company

An Eastern Illustrating & Publ. Co. truck in East Parsonsfield c 1915 - click to enlarge
Photo: Penobscot Marine Museum via www.mainememory.net
  In 1909 Herman Cassens started a postcard company.  His post cards were of the variety called real photo postcards.  They were real photo post cards because each one was a printing of the photo.
  Over the course of his career he took over 40,000 photos recorded on glass negatives, the collection is now at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.
  Mr. Cassens sold the Belfast, Maine company in 1947 and he died in 1948 with his dream of photographing all 48 states unfilled; most of his work was in New England and New York State.
  Please take a few minutes and enlarge these photos and enjoy some of his work.
Danforth Pond, Skowhegan, Maine c 1910 - click to enlarge
Photo: Maine Historical Society via www.mainememory.net
Grand Lake Hotel, Grand Lake Stream Maine c 1915 - click to enlarge
This is in the region of Princeton that was in yesterdays blog.
Photo: Maine Historical Society via www.mainememory.net

1 comment:

  1. I have a lot of family in Grand Lake Stream. It is a lovely little town for those that can find it. My Grandfather was a hunting/fishing guide and lumberjack there.