Kevin Johnson, image archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will current “Winthrop Maine: The Postcard View — Selections from the Jap Illustrating & Publishing Company” through Zoom Thursday, Sept. 9. Demonstrated is a lodge at Jackson’s Camp on Lake Cobbosseecontee. PPM Selection

WINTHROP — Kevin Johnson, photograph archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, is scheduled to existing “Winthrop Maine: The Postcard View — Choices from the Japanese Illustrating & Publishing Company” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.

The presentation is to be held through Zoom. The slide clearly show and communicate will incorporate the tale of the postcard company as very well as the historical sights of Winthrop and its neighboring cities.

The Eastern Illustrating organization was established in 1909 in Belfast by Rudolph Herman Cassens, in accordance to a news launch from the Winthrop Maine Historic Culture. Cassens’ target was to photograph small cities and rural regions from Maine to California, developing authentic picture postcards that would be valued for advertising tourism.

Cassens did not fulfill his aspiration of photographing the total country, but his organization did generate around 50,000 glass plate negatives of New England and Upstate New York involving 1909 and 1947. The assortment is total of historic enterprises, family households and local landmarks.

The pictures consider viewers back again in time to when the roads have been however filth, horse-drawn carriages outnumbered autos, coastlines have been undeveloped, and elms lined the streets. The assortment is now element of the archives of the Penobscot Maritime Museum and continues to grow as more negatives that escaped from the collection are positioned and acquired.

The PMM Image Archive delivers more than 100,0000 thousand photographs at


Kevin Johnson By Invoice Evans

Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College, and right after a selection of years performing as a paralegal shifted his focus to great art photography. He earned his expert certification in pictures from the Maine Photographic Workshops, wherever he 1st encountered the Eastern Illustrating company’s postcard selection.

When the postcard assortment necessary a new home in 2007, Penobscot Marine Museum brought it into their collection. Since then, Johnson has developed the museum’s archive to a lot more than 300,000 images from various resources like the Japanese Illustrating company, National Fisherman journal, the Maine Sardine Council, and photographer Kosti Ruohomaa.

A company meeting will observe the presentation.

The Zoom link is The conference ID is 810 9663 6540.

For much more info, make contact with Nick Perry at [email protected].

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