Along the Kennebec: The Herman Bryant Collection (Images of by Gay M. Grant

By Gay M. Grant

this glorious new ebook takes us again in time to go to the agricultural groups that thrived alongside the banks of the Kennebec River round the flip of the century—from Augusta and Gardiner all the way down to Merrymeeting Bay at the coast. neighborhood writer homosexual M. supply has introduced jointly greater than 200 appealing images taken via proficient neighborhood photographer Herman Bryant among 1890 and 1936. This quantity makes those images on hand to the general public for the 1st time. the pictures carry to lifestyles the folk, locations, and occasions that outlined the background of the realm in this fascinating period. We see the Kennebec River at its business top, whilst industries corresponding to lumber, paper, ice, and shipbuilding coated its banks. We come upon structures equivalent to Maine’s outdated capitol construction (before its refurbishment) and the Blaine condominium because it used to seem. We witness negative tragedies equivalent to the educate ruin of 1905, and percentage in neighborhood celebrations too. We event the Age of Steam and the Age of Sail of their heyday. most crucial of all, we meet the folk who lived and enjoyed, labored and performed in those groups all through this attention-grabbing interval. in the course of the pages of this ebook, our previous reaches out to us.

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