The Bangor Hydro Electric Company at the corner of State Street, Harlow Street, and Exchange Street circa 1934. Several business are present. Bangor Hydro Electric Company located at 33 State Street. The Park Theatre located across the street at 36 State Street. Around the corner from Bangor Hydro at 213 Exchange Street was Thompson, Bartlett, & Stuart Co.
There is no sign for Thompson, Bartlett, & Stuart Co., but (using a magnifying glass) there is an advertisement for Wolf's Head Oil in the window.
Above the doorway for the Park Theatre is a sign advertising the movie Wagon Wheels. Wagon Wheels premiered September 15, 1934. This was the first clue in determining the date of this photograph.
Another critical clue, however, was looking at Bangor city directories. The 1934 directory lists Thompson, Bartlett, & Stuart Co. at 213 Exchange Street. The 1935 directory lists 213 Exchange Street as vacant. This helps us rule out that Wagon Wheels was shown in Bangor a year or more later than its premiere date.
Thompson, Bartlett, & Stuart Co. was operated by Daniel H. Thompson, Harry I. Bartlett, and the Stuart is not identified in the city directories. Patrick H. Nelligan is listed as the manager of the Park Theatre in the 1934 directory.
Notice the location of the street lights -- on poles on the corners about 10 feet high. One is located directly in front ot the Park Theatre. Street car and trolley lines are visible in the streets.
This photograph is part of a collection donated by the Bangor Hydro Electric Company. We continue to process this collection.
13.6 x 8.9 cm
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