A POSTCARD HISTORY OF PORTLAND
By JOYCE K. BIBBER & EARLE G. SHETTLEWORTH, JR
Portland's development from 1890 to 1950 is characterized by a 1911 statement that "as a bustling commercial center, an attractive place of residence, and a beautiful summer resort, Portland looms big." The city's leadership in the publishing of early twentieth-century American postcards accounts for the diversity and quality of the period images. Featuring many never-before-published views from the extensive collection of the Maine Historic Perservation Commission. A treasured visual reminder of a time when the city prospered as a major transatlantic port and played host to hundreds of thousands of tourists annually.