Friday, September 25, 2009

Very old Old Town, Maine downtown

This is a very old picture of Old Town downtown showing horse and wagons as well as the tracks of the Bangor Street Railway. This section ran from Bangor to Great Works via Main St-Stillwater Ave.-College Ave and more or less Route 2 thru Veazie to Bangor.

This photo is rich in detail showing dirt roads, horses, wagons and a bicycle. Many people can be seen walking on the wide sidewalk.



  1. I agree - very rich in detail, especially when we look at the enlarged version.
    When there's people, carts etc. in a scene like this one I feel like I can just stroll down the street and look into the shop windows!
    If you haven't done so already, I hope you'll inform your local school district about your blog because this would be such a wonderful resource for local students.
    I look forward to sharing your postcard in the October Festival of Postcards.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  2. It gives a very real sense of the place.

  3. Today, with this picture in hand, you can still see this image in some of the buildings.