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TBT: A Collection Of Maine Photographs From The Late 1800’s & Early 1900’s

Historypin.org has just released a collection of photos taken by John A. Waterman in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century showing Maine towns of Gorham, Kittery, Portland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth.

John Waterman was born in 1863, and was a graduate of Bowdoin College. He practiced law in Gorham, and enjoyed photography as a hobby.

This is the First Parish Congregational Church in Gorham, built 1798.

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The church still stands and is in use.

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Here is a Gazebo and Spring House at Underwood Spring Park (now Falmouth Town Landing.) These photographs had to have been taken sometime between 1898 and 1907, when the park was destroyed by fire.

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There used to be an outdoor theater at the Landing. Check out the people enjoying someone playing the piano.

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Here we can see how they would flatten down the snow on the roads back in 1899.

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Check out Maine Street in Gorham sometime between 1898 and 1910.

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There are 57 photos in all. You can view all of them by clicking the link below.

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