As part of Hallowell’s Museum In The Street Project, the Historic Hallowell Committee purchased twenty-seven photographs printed from glass plate negatives that are part of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection housed at the Penobscot Marine Museum.
Founded in Belfast, Maine, in 1909, the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. published “real photo postcards” with images taken by its own photographers throughout New England. The negatives, mostly on old-style glass plates, represent a fragile and irreplaceable record of the region’s physical and cultural history up to the early 1950s. The Eastern collection is one of the largest and most significant coherent collections of historic photography from this region and era and is a valuable resource for educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in New England history. Currently the collection contains more than 40,000 negatives.
The 8×10 inch photographs were added to the Hubbard Library collection. You can learn more about the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company by clicking this link.
1.Tucks Corner, now Vallee Real Estate.
2. Old Hallowell from Chelsea Heights.
3. Tucks Corner southwest, the old Key Bank Building now Hattie’s Chowder House.
4. North Hallowell from Chelsea.
5. The Maine Central Railroad Station with the Johnson Shoe Factory building barely visible on the right.
6.Hallowell Granite Company quarry filled with water.
7.Granite Hill out Central Street in Hallowell.
8.Central Hallowell from Chelsea.
9. Log boom and North Hallowell beyond.
10. North Hallowell from Chelsea.
12. Johnson ShoE Factory on Central Street across from the Hubbard Free Library.
13. Looking northeast from Union Street along Water Street.
14.Corner of Union Street looking north on the west side of Water Street.
15.Central School on Middle Street.
16.Hubbard Free Library on Second Street.
17.Second Street northeast side.
18. Hallowell House
19.Hallowell Granite quarry.
21. Vaughan Brook Auto Bridge.
22. Stephens School
23. Hallowell City Hall
24. Cobble stone shed Hallowell Granite Company