Photo Archivist To Speak Aug. 26

BROOKSVILLE — Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will present “Greetings from Brooksville: Selections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Brooksville Public Service Building.

The slide show and talk will consist of the story of the postcard company as well as the historical views of Brooksville and surrounding towns.

The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. was founded in 1909 in Belfast by Rudolph Herman Cassens. Cassens’ goal was to photograph small towns and rural areas from Maine to California, producing “real photo” postcards that would be valued for promoting tourism.

The event is being sponsored by the Brooksville Historical Society and is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

Light refreshments will be served.

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