St. George Historical Society meeting
Matt Wheeler, a curator of photography at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will return to St. George Thursday, May 29, to present recently digitized photographs of scenes and homes in St. George taken about 1900.
Photographs were taken from glass negatives donated to St. George Historical Society. They had been unseen and unidentified until Mr. Wheeler and Kevin Johnson very kindly borrowed them and copied them for us.
A professional photographer went through the town and asked at each house if people would pose outside. Some bought finished prints because several survive. One of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Kalloch was taken before her death in 1901. The house in the picture burned in 1906. The Kallochs were Charlene Allen Black’s great-great grandparents.
Most of the houses shown must still be standing so some will hopefully be identified by those attending the meeting.
This meeting will take place at the St. George Town Office building in Tenants Harbor in order to take advantage of the projection facilities. There will be the usual potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30. Everyone is invited at no charge, but a collection will be taken to cover Mr. Wheeler’s traveling expenses.
For more information call James Skoglund 372-8893 -- speak to the machine or he won’t pick up and answer.