Longfellow’s Home

Longfellow's HomeThe home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland, Maine. On the back:

Here lived our beloved native poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; born 1807, died 1882. Home located at 487 Congress Street, built 1785-86, two years under construction, being first home whose four walls were of brick – third story added in 1815.

Electric Fountain, Bar Harbor

Electric Fountain, Bar HarborLong ago “electric fountains” were found in communities across the country, the one shown here located in Bar Harbor, Maine. It appears that a very similar fountain exists in Bar Harbor today, but I suspect that it is a replacement as certain details don’t quite match the one on this postcard. Here is a look at the fountain today.

The Eyrie

Rockefeller PostcardLocated in Seal Harbor on the southeast shore of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the Eyrie was the 100-room summer home of John D. Rockefeller Jr.  (Neighbors of note included the family of Henry Ford) Too large to be used by any of the heirs, the Eyrie was torn down by the family members in 1962.

Water Street, Augusta

Augusta, Maine PostcardThis linen postcard offers a view down Water Street in Augusta, Maine. Anyone recognize the product advertised on the billboard in the distance? I can’t tell for certain, but it seems to say something like “Thirst stops here”.