Bangor-Brewer Young Women's Christian Association
A promotional booklet for Tanglewood Camp located in Lincolnville, Maine, for the summer of 1939.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
Provides a detailed and photographic history of the origins of the Bangor Street Railway from the original meetings in 1887 of city government to pursue the railway, to the 1889 introduction of the railway (the second such street railway in the U.S.), to expansion in the 1890s.
Helen Adelaide Barnum
A collection of poems about the Maine coast.
I. Francis Gregory
In the fast pace of our modern civilization of today, Man has been caught in a race against Time. From the moment Man awakens in the morning he becomes a slave to Time. Throughout his working day, the race continues, with scarcely time out to feed his Body, and none at all to feed his Soul. It is only after the race is over, sometimes many hours after the day's sun goes down, does Man experience a longing and desire to feed his Soul.
A few men find solace in Religion. Some find happiness living in an imaginary environment with the characters of a book. The majority of men, however, turn to the opposite sex -- Woman. We are told God devised it thus; that He made Woman to be Man's companion in Life. However, like many other skeins in the life pattern of Man, this relationship between Man and Woman has become twisted.
Man in the few short hours of his social life seeks Relaxation and Quiet. Intuitively he turns to Woman for such. He finds the elements, whether they be Beauty, Grace, Charm, Character or Personality, which brings Relaxation and Quiet, in some but not in others.
In the past Man found it necessary to erect a social barrier -- Marriage, to protect Woman -- his source of happiness. Today, he discovers that this social barrier is sometimes protecting the Wrong Woman. In confusion Man has attempted to rid himself of the latter: he has instituted the Divorce Court. Meanwhile, both Man and Woman struggle -- off times to their Death.
Maine Development Commission
"The Maine Development Commission takes great pleasure in presenting for the first time a Guide to Mountain Climbing in Maine. It is realized that this guide is by no means complete. When it is realized that Maine has eleven mountains over 4,000 feet high and around one hundred over 3,000 feet high, together with those hundreds under 3,000, one can realize that it is almost impossible to put forth a complete guide.
Then too, many of Maine's mountain peaks are inaccessible. The object of this mountain booklet is to give the climber directions for getting to those accessible peaks, and to give him some idea about the trail and the climb.
We have purposely included a few mountain peaks that are somewhat inaccessible, also some of the lower mountains for the inexperienced. We have tried our best to get this information absolutely correct, but we realize there may be some errors in the data."
Exact publication date not identified on booklet. Likely late 1930s, early 1940s.
Maine Publicity Bureau
Why Maine Invites You
You can be as active as you please or as placid as you please in Maine.You can cling by your fingernails to the side of a mountain or doze on the sand.
But there are people who look upon the summer as the time to pack in long days at their favorite sport, after a long winter's famine. Maine is the place for it.
The Patten families: genealogies of the Pattens from the north of Ireland, usually called "Scotch-Irish," with some branches of English ancestry settling in Maine and New Hampshire
Howard Parker Moore
The earliest reference to any one bearing the name is only 55 years after the Norman Conquest of 1066, Richard of Chelmsford, county of Essex, in the year 1119. The location was Dagenham an estate which he had by reason of his marriage to an unnamed "daughter of ------- and co-heiress" of Dagenham Court. Chelmsford is Northeasterly from London, on the old Roman road, near an arm of the North sea. The estate, the possession of which at that time was most likely by grant from the Conqueror, at least held by his consent, was also called Pattine or Patten. In 1376 John Patten a descendant is found there. In the reign of Henry VI (1422-1462) John's grandson was Nicholas and was styled "Lord of Dagenham." This alone indicates a succession of occupation of well over 300 years. In that lapse of time 8 or 10 generations of Pattens would have flourished, multiplied and have become dispersed over the country.
Donald W. Reed
Taxes on real estate and personal property are increasing in Maine. In an attempt to find out for what this additional revenue is spent, tbe Extension Service has summarized the receipts and expenses of forty-six Maine towns for the six years 1932 to 1937 inclusive.
Income from assessments on real estate and personal property was the chief source of revenue. It is this tax, which must be paid, that concerns farmers and land and home owners.
Receipts from the state for specific and supervised uses were an important source of income. These grants varied according to the size of the town and the offset appropriations made by the town. The smaller towns received considerably more from the state than they paid to the state in direct taxes.
School and highway costs amounted to over 50 per cent of the actual expenses. The most important school expenditure was for teachers' salaries, and the most important highway expenditure was for constructing and maintaining roads and bridges not in the state highway system.
The very small towns lost population during the period studied, and their expenses per capita increased more rapidly than those of the larger towns.
Maine Development Commission
Maine has so much to offer the sportsman that it is possible to list only a small part of its attractions in a booklet of this character.
Olof O. Nylander
For the past three or four years, I have had the privilege of accompanying Mr. Nylander on many of his field trips of exploration, and during the past summer I was with him on several trips to the locality known to the natives hereabout, as the Salmon Brook Bog. The purpose of these trips was to determine whether a small unknown pond lily still grew in the marshy inlet of Salmon Brook Lake. This lily, Castalia Tetragona, was discovered there many years ago by Mr. Nylander , who wished to check this previous discovery before printing the following article.
I am neither a botanist nor a geologist, but I have gathered some very definite facts from these trips with Mr. Nylander regarding the natural resources of Maine, and also about the man who really knows the plant life and mineral deposits of this section of the state. The work of publicizing and advertising the vast array of plants, fossils, and minerals collected by Mr. Nylander has begun, and a museum is soon to be built in the town of Caribou to house this collection. When this wealth of material is publicly displayed in proper surroundings, scientific minds will acclaim the discoveries and congratulated the discoverer, and you and i as laymen, will at least realize the industry and knowledge possessed by the man who made the collection.
Aroostook County will be better known and longer remembered because of the life and work of Olof O. Nylander.
A resident of Caribou, Maine, Walter Dale Currier
January 18, 1938
American Library Association
The steady and growing demand for exact specifications and pictures of book automobiles from city and county librarians who are considering this method of book service and who wish to profit by the experience of others, has led to this first effort to compile information on the subject and to present it in convenient form. The information given here is suggestive rather than conclusive. Some of the outstanding examples of several types of book automobiles are presented for those who are planning a book carrier. Special features are pointed out which appear to have merit. Fuller information may often be had from the library that owns the car. Since the selection of the type, size and equipment of a book automobile must be made to suit climate, topography and road conditions of the locality in which it will be used, as well as the purpose, financial status and the personnel of the library, no recommendations except general ones are offered. Desirable characteristics can be chosen from the various cars and satisfactory combinations worked out.
The proposal of The Appalachian Trail was originally advanced in 1921 by Benton MacKaye of Shirley, Massachusetts. Forester, philosopher and dreamer, MacKaye, from his wanderings in the New England forests, had conceived the vision of a trail, which for all practical purposes should be endless. He gave expression to his plan in an article, The Appalachian Trail: An Experiment in Regional Planning, in the October 1921 issue of the Journal of American Institute of Architects. MacKaye's proposal "aroused interest among the outing clubs in the east and The Appalachian Trail Conference was formulated to transform this dream into a reality.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
V.6, no.11 of the company newsletter of the Bangor Hydro-Electric Company.
Focuses on the car operators for the Bangor Street Railway.
Michael Mayo Citrin
Nature's bounties have been so richly bestowed upon the State of Maine as to make the depiction, or even the description, of all of its myriad beauties an impossibility. No one volume, however large, however replete with words and pictures, could possibly suffice to accurately portray even a part of its scenic whole. Nor can any man-made medium of portrayal, whether pen, pencil, or artist's brush, hope to capture the matchless beauty of Maine's seashore, hills, fields, lakes and streams.
The author has herein done his humble best to depict in word and picture a few, a very few, of Maine's interesting places. If the contents of this volume may serve to give the visitor an incentive to explore Maine's captivating Eden; if it may revive, in the native, a memory of places seen, and enchanting hours spent, then the author has no apology -- save one -- to offer. And that apology must he, perforce, to Nature.
Maine Development Commission
From shimmering white sea sand of gently sloping beach to the rugged crest of inland mountain ; from placid lake waters to restless waves beating some off shore reef on the Atlantic ; from sturdy outline of pine and spruce to the delicate tracery of birch, poplar or elm; from romantic forest trail fast trod by Indian moccasin to modern concrete paved highways ; from the bustle of hurrying cities to the tranquillity of rural village or fishing hamlet; in fact from one end to the other, Maine is a fascinating combination of enticement for the holiday seeker.
Maine Publicity Bureau
Welcome Summer Visitor:
We are greatly pleased that you are considering Maine for your vacation -- a state that offers every opportunity for enjoyment at a cost surprisingly reasonable. You will find much information in this booklet.
Perhaps we can be of greatest assistance by finding the place to spend your vacation here in Maine at the price you want to pay. Is it a luxurious hotel, a moderate priced hotel, a camp in the big woods, a cottage by the sea or inland lake, A quiet farmhouse, an overnight camp or private house that is your preference -- tell us which it is that we may make further suggestions of interest.
Our tourist visitors constantly express surprise that so satisfactory a vacation can be enjoyed in Maine at such a moderate cost. It costs very little more than to stay at home-you can make it cost what you wish -- depending on whether you want to keep "on the go" or just laze around and enjoy doing so.
Harrie B. Coe
Mildred C. Green, Alice E. Fowler, Grace F. Dodge, and Josephine Wilhelm Wickser
Perhaps a better title would be "A Political, Historical, Cultural, Geographic, Maritime, Religious, and Romance Map of the State of Maine." Hundreds of facts about the Pine Tree State displayed in the side border panels as well as on the map proper.
Map is displayed in two halves and four quarters to accommodate better readability. Full size versions of map are easily found via Internet search.
Comrades of All Wars: Bangor --- It's People and History. Memorial Book, Norman N. Dow Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Hugh V. Knox
It is the editor's fondest hope, through the presentation of this book, that there may be brought a new point of view upon the cherished memories of the past, and in this broadened perspective find a new inspiration to greater things for Bangor in the future. Not to the great men nor even the students of local history, are these fragments offered; but to those thousands of people here who know their names, but whose angle of vision has been obstructed or even deflected so that they missed the struggle, the hardships, the forebearance, the heroism and the undaunted fortitude of the past that presents to them opportunities for a new and finer vision.
Maine Development Commission
Outlines the when, where, and how of fishing, hunting, and paddling through Maine circa 1935. Features the laws, locations, and best times for recreational spots throughout the state. Photos and maps are included.
Bangor On Its Centennial Turns Back the Pages of Its History: Bangor Daily Commercial Special Issue, February 1934
Bangor Daily Commercial
Newspaper clippings from a February 1934 issue of the Bangor Daily Commercial commemorating the first 100 years of Bangor, Maine's history as a city. Features many historical narratives and photographs of Bangor sites and citizens.
Presented as-is. Many pages are yellowed and missing a corner or two. Enlarging the pages is recommended to fully enjoy and learn Bangor's history.
Bangor Daily News
A compelling telling of Bangor's first century as a city. Tons of facts, photographs, and anecdotes about the city, including reminiscences of several residents in their late 90s who had seen Bangor bloom from a small city to a logging industry-fueled booming metropolis.
These clippings are presented as-is. Some corners are missing from many pages of the library's copy. Many pages have yellowed and are not easily read. The library has all of this material on microfilm if further investigation is desired.
Elmar T. Boyd
Details the history of the Bangor Public Library, explains the financial operation of the library, explains the need for expansion, lists the rules for the library, and lists the branches of the library to date.
Maynard W. Quimby
Levi Merrick Stewart, teacher, capitalist, lawyer, and philanthropist, was born in Corinna, Maine on the tenth day of December 1827. His birthplace, a log house which was located about two and one-half miles southeast of Corinna Village, has long since been replaced by a set of farm buildings. He spent his boyhood days in his native town and received his early education there. His parents intended that he should become a minister, but he was not destined to follow such a career.
Wilbur Daniel Spencer
This volume contains a more or less nomadic collection of verse, produced throughout a period of forty years in an otherwise active life. It represents selected subjects, several of which have never been offered for publication. Some have elicited favorable comment; others have been reprinted in books and magazines or preserved in the scrap books of friends and acquaintances. A few have been declaimed on various occasions. It is the sincere hope of the subscriber that the book may find a permanent place in the esteem of the reading public.
W. D. S.
Augusta, Maine, December 19, 1934.
Panthéon de la guerre; panorama of the world war and its heroes, the largest painting in the world, 402 feet long--45 feet high, painted by twenty-eight famous French artists, assisted by more than one hundred other artists under the direction of Pierre Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste-Francois Gorguet and ...
The "Panthéon de la Guerre" was the world's largest painting ever produced upon its unveiling in 1918. The painting contained over 5,000 life-size portraits of war heroes, royalty and government officials, predominantly French, from the Allies of World War I.
Painting in book folds out to nearly ten feet, with description on the reverse side of reproduction of the painting. All text and images are presented as best as possible given size and condition of book.
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