We still don't know much about this delicate large-sized paper picture booklet that appeared at the turn of the century. It's oversized title reads: "Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth, York, York Harbor, York Beach, Kittery, Isles of Shoals, New Castle and Rye." We saw a copy on ebay.com the other day, so copies are still popping up. Let us know if you have more details.
Last time, we printed 10 images from the Maine half of the booklet. This time, we've included 10 from the NH side of the Piscataqua. Notice how Fort McClary in Kittery mirrors Fort Constitution on the New Castle, NH side. Also notice how the rocky cliffs of Cape Neddick contrast with the sandy beach of Rye, NH, just 10 miles away. For those sharp-eyed readers who may wonder -- yes -- the Fort Point lighthouse pictured above is the inspiration for our logo. There have been forts on this point since, we assume, the 1630s and this 19th century version is shown in its original metallic black -- unlike the painted white structure we know today.
"Illustrated Memories" of Seacoast NH
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For modern photos of Seacoast NH see our Photo Gallery Archive. We are continually adding Early Photo galleries to our historic images section too. See the ones below and updates at EARLY IMAGES HOMEPAGE
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