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Historic Hallowell

Eastern Illustrating Company

R Herman Cassens
R Herman CassensR. Herman Cassens from the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum

In 1909, R. Herman Cassens, a young entrepreneur, started a postcard company, the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, in the mid-coast town of Belfast, Maine. He and his small crew of photographers traveled through rural New England and New York focusing their lenses on locally known landmarks, street scenes, country stores and businesses, events and people. The exposed glass plate negatives were sent back to the "factory" in Belfast where they were processed, printed and sent back to the general stores for sale at "2 for 5 cents.

Hallowell's Museum In The Streets project purchased all the photographs of our city in the collection and donated them to the Hubbard Free Library Collection. At the Community Celebration folks chose the photo of what is now Boynton's market to be enlarged and displayed at the library. The photographs appear below.

Eastern Illustrating Company Photographs of Hallowell

Corner Union and Second Streets, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Corner Union and Second Streets, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Tuck's Corner looking south, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Tuck's Corner looking south, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Baker Hall, Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Baker Hall, Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Ingraham's Corner, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Ingraham's Corner, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Bodwell Mansion, Middle Street, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Bodwell Mansion, Middle Street, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
New City Hall, Hallowell, ca. 1910
New City Hall, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Quarry, Hallowell Granite Works, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Quarry, Hallowell Granite Works, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Bodwell, Granite Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Bodwell, Granite Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Paving Blocks, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1910
Paving Blocks, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Hains Ledge, Hallowell Granite Works, Hallowell, ca. 1915
Hains Ledge, Hallowell Granite Works, Hallowell, ca. 1915

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Union Street corner loong north, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Union Street corner loong north, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, ca. 1910.
Hubbard Free Library, Hallowell, ca. 1910.

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Wilder Oil Cloth Factory viewed from Chelsea, ca. 1910
Wilder Oil Cloth Factory viewed from Chelsea, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Tucks Corner looking South, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Tucks Corner looking South, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Driving Bridge, Vaughan Woods, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Driving Bridge, Vaughan Woods, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Hallowell House, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Hallowell House, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Johnson Shoe Company, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Johnson Shoe Company, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Kennebc River, Joppa looking north, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Kennebc River, Joppa looking north, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Logging on the Kennebec, Hallowell, ca. 1900
Logging on the Kennebec, Hallowell, ca. 1900

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Tuck's Corner, Hallowell, ca.1910
Tuck's Corner, Hallowell, ca.1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Railroad Station, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Railroad Station, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Waterfront viewed from Chelsea Heights, Hallowell, ca. 1900
Waterfront viewed from Chelsea Heights, Hallowell, ca. 1900

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Industrial School For Girls, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Water Street looking north, Hallowell, ca. 1910
Water Street looking north, Hallowell, ca. 1910

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Penobscot Marine Museum