Postcard images in the Fernald Gallery

Mar 08, 2017
Source: Penobscot Marine Museum The top of Cadillac Mountain looks similar to the way it does today in this vintage postcard image.

Belfast — Penobscot Marine Museum’s historic photography exhibits “Acadia National Park: A Postcard View” and “The History of Postcards” will open Monday, March 13, at the H. Allen Fernald Gallery of the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3.

The exhibitions will run through May 22 in the hallway gallery, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Acadia National Park: A Postcard View” features photos from the early days of Acadia National Park, taken by the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. The photos are accompanied by historical captions by Liz Fitzsimmons. This exhibit was created for the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park.

“The History of Postcards” was the theme of the Penobscot Marine Museum’s summer 2016 exhibit that celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maine Postcard Day. It includes photos with captions that depict the role that postcards played in early social media.

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 338-8049. Additional information about the Hutchinson Center is online at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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