Unused, divided back, chrome postcard featuring "Down Maine" and the Portland Head Lighthouse.
The number M-1052 appears at the top left; 96220-B appears in the lower left.
CAPTION:PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT
FIRST LIGHTHOUSE ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PORTLAND, MAINE - The first established beacon light upon the New England Coast, lighted for the first time January 10, 1791 - The first light keeper was appointed by George Washington. Portland Head, on which the light is situated, gave the name to the city of Portland.
Photo by Don Sieburg
Published by EASTERN ILLUSTRATING CO., New London, N.H.
If a visitor is at all sophisticated about Maine, using regional phrases that will help thaw the local storekeeper or lobsterman, he may describe his trip to these parts as "going down Maine". In earlier times, it turns out, the state was generally reached from Boston and other points by sailing vessel. Since the prevailing wind is westerly, travelers sailed downwind to make Maine ports. They beat upwind to return, creating the appropriate local term, "going up to Boston", even though the maps here, as elsewhere, have north at the top.
Card is "standard" sized, measuring approximately 5-12 inches by 3-1/2 inches.
Clean scalloped edges and corners. No stray marks on either side of the card.
Each postcard is sleeved in a clear 2mil sleeve made out of polyethylene, polypropylene and polyester. All of these materials have passed the Photo Activity Test (P.A.T.) certifying that they are safe for long-term storage.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 December, 2017.