From the files of The Republican Journal at the Belfast Free Library

Dec. 11, 1846

"P. Ulmer, Daguerrian Artist, would respectfully inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Belfast and vicinity, that he has taken rooms over No. 2, Main Street, where he will take miniatures by the Daguerreotype process, in the most approved style — colored or plain, single or in groups, at all times of the day, without regard to dull weather. Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to call, with the assurance that they can have as good a likeness as can be obtained in Boston, or elsewhere. At least, perfect satisfaction warranted, or no pay."

Dec. 14, 1882

"Last week a prize dance was given at Pierce's Hall with a premium of a $5 gold piece to the champion female waltzer of this city. After intermission about a dozen ladies selected partners and went on the floor for an exhibition waltz, a committee of five being selected as judge. The premium was awarded to Miss Annie Russell. The prize was given by Mr. Smith, foreman of the Belfast shoe factory."

"On Thursday of last week, the steamer May Queen brought from Castine and Islesboro to this city, about fifty people to trade. Our merchants are well patronized by our neighbors over the bay."

Dec. 10, 1931

Service Club Doing Work For Needy

"The Belfast Service Club under the direction of a large committee of women, with Mrs. Harrie D. Eckler the general chairman, is doing a large amount of good among the unemployed people in this city. In the two weeks from Nov. 14 to Dec. 1, the club gave out 209 articles of clothing and sold 250 more, at prices ranging from ten cents to $1. Ninety-two families have been assisted. The club appreciates gifts of clothing and money. The sum of $21.84 has been expended in the purchase of shoes, hosiery and underwear, principally for children."

Dec. 12, 1957

At the Colonial Theatre

"Calling All Kids To See

The King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers

'In Old Amarillo'

With Pinky Lee

ALL NEW Never on TV."

Dec. 15, 1983

New Show

Gillian Fulford of Monroe, and Marika Kuzma of Belfast were hanging ink drawings by Fulford's mother Polly Kapteyn Brown which were to be on display in the Porter Room of the Belfast Free Library until Jan. 7.