The lighted clock tower of Union Station, the marquee of the Bijou Theater, and the spacious lobby of the Penobscot Exchange Hotel are memorable images from Bangor's past. Settled in 1769, Bangor boomed as the lumbering capital of the world in the nineteenth century and as a retail hub in the twentieth century. For one hundred years, picture postcards have showcased West Broadway's mansions and the steamboat and railroad terminals along the Penobscot riverfront. Bangor in Vintage Postcards includes images from the city's past, ranging from a World War I victory parade to the 1923 flood.
About the Author
Bangor native Richard R. Shaw is the author of two previous Arcadia Publishing books on Bangor. He is a veteran assistant editor and feature writer for the Bangor Daily News, where he is also staff historian. His passion for postcards dates to 1972, when he purchased his first card for a quarter at a flea market.