This linen card was published by American Art Post Card Co. and features spectacular spud from Maine.
The 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.
Long 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.
Here’s a white border postcard (1920s) showing potato farming in the State of Maine. It was published by the American Art Post Card Co. and printed by Curt Teich.
Maine’s Old Orchard Street, leading to the amusement area. The linen postcard was published by Portland Candy Co., printed by Dexter Press, and the quality is simply horrible! Dexter Press would do much better later on with their chrome postcards.
Postmarked in 1929, this white border postcard shows bustling Congress Street in Portland, Maine.
Located 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.
This 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”.
The Samoset Hotel in Rockland, Maine. Originally called the Bay Point Hotel, it opened on July 4, 1889.
The Miami Jockey Club in Miami, Florida. The linen postcard doesn’t indicate the printer, but does state the publisher to be Thomas R. West of Miami.