Map Title

Presque Isle, Aroostook County Maine

Preview

image preview

Publication Date

1894

County

Aroostook

Artist

George E. Norris

Dimensions

33 x 56 cm

Owner

Library of Congress

Population of City/Town at Time of Publication

3,046

Description of City/Town

Presque Isle Village, the principal centre of business, is situated on the [Presque Isle] stream near the northern line….At Presque Isle village are two lumber-mills, a grist-mill, a wool-carding mill, furniture, carriage, tinware factories, and other small manufactures. The town is 42 miles north by north-west of Houlton, on the stage line to Caribou.

A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886

Historic Newspaper References

The Star-Herald, Presque Isle, November 15, 1894

In a sketch of Presque Isle village made in 1887 the view embraces 235 sets of buildings. The one recently gotten up by Mr. Geo. E. Norris shows in the same field of view 411 sets of buildings, an increase of almost 180 in seven years.

The Star-Herald, Presque Isle, November 15, 1894

Mr. Geo. E. Noyes the artist who has recently gotten a [illeg.] perspective sketch of this village has received orders for about [illeg.] copies [illeg.] will require about 150 copies [illeg.] subscription People who feel interested in securing so good an advertisement of Presque Isle as this view contains should encourage it by their patronage.

The Star-Herald, Presque Isle, December 27, 1894

Geo. E. Norris, the artist in town and village sketches, was in town Friday delivering his photo-gravure sketches of this village. The work is a very excellent one and is favorably commented upon by all who examine it. It not only shows our village architecture accurately, but reproduces the fine surrounding country and scenery in a manner to make a very attractive picture. It is a pity that this work could not be made available in reduced size, and at such prices as would enable citizens to make use of sketches in sending them out freely in enclosures accompanying letters of business and personal correspondence. It would be an excellent and very useful medium of local advertising.

Usage Rights

The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials. Note that the written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Link to Item at Home Institution

Keywords

Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map

Share

Image Location

 
COinS