Newport, ME 04953
A popular traveling exhibit of vintage Maine photographs is on display at the Newport Cultural Center now through May 3. "Main Street, Maine" features dozens of old images from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection. Many of the photographs in the exhibit show Main Streets in Maine during the period when the "modern" townscape was evolving, with transportation shifting from unpaved roads and horses to paved roads and automobiles, and electrical service expanding. The businesses, the services they offered, the people who came out to pose for the camera, or the quiet streets with no one visible, all evoke those early twentieth-century moments in the lives of these communities.