Check out this old postcard featuring a section of Main Street back when it was still a dirt road. What do you recognize? When do you think this photograph was taken?
Here’s what the community had to say:
Charie Looby: My Mom is town historian and could probably answer all your questions. She may have the same photo in her archives, but if she doesn’t she would like a copy!
Karina Anne: Looks like (what was) the Drennan’s house and the MacDevitt/Breckenridge’s next door?
Charie Looby: Hey Karina, Mom says she thinks this was taken at the bottom of Bulls Run.
Tilly Close: Did Lawrence Palmer live in east house, maybe George Baker?
Tilly Close: On west side was where Bernice Hayes lived, and on East side I think Clark, later Mather, now Bruce Stephan.
Lorraine Townsend Faherty: Looks like card from Eastern Illustration and Publishing Company. Taken around turn of century. Huge collection at Penobscot Maritime Museum. Handwriting all looks like this because it was added backwards onto the plate before printing.
Steve Mckenna: The old Shedd’s house. Palmer’s across the street. Morgan house above that. Bull Run!
Check out the back side of the postcard below! Look at the message sideways and you’ll see it is dated July 30, 1920 — telling us the photo on the postcard was created in that year or prior!
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