Inspired by the 100th anniversary of “Maine Postcard Day”, Penobscot Marine Museum presents Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine, a hundred years of images which have been used to communicate the unique qualities of Maine to the outside world. With photographic postcards, photography, and contemporary art, this exhibit explores the changes which have taken place in the images which have been used to communicate “Maine”.
In 1916 Maine Governor Oakley C. Curtis proclaimed April 19th “Post Card Day” and issued a proclamation asking all Maine citizens to send a postcard of Maine to friends and family outside the state with the message “Come to Maine.”
These four postcards from Maine are all from the 1980's
I grew up in Searsport, the town that the Marine Museum is located. We go home for the big 4th of July celebration every year and get to visit the museum to see their special exhibits every year. This year we are especially excited about their exhibit, "Memoirs of War: A Soldier’s Seabag" which was Curated by the high school's current senior class.
Thanks for the reminder!
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