History Photo — Single Player

By Staff | Dec 28, 2012

Rockland — Former Courier-Gazette photographer Elmer Barde has left behind a few self-portraits including this one of him playing solitaire at his table. The picture puts us in mind of the line from the old song "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers: "Playin' solitaire till dawn, with a deck of fifty-one..." Alert readers may remember another of his self-portraits and where it can be found. If so, email us via news@courierpublicationsllc.com or send us snail mail at 91 Camden Street, Suite 403, Rockland, Me. 04841.

Speaking of which, our "Winter Wonderland" photo from last week generated several reader emails. We had the picture, but could not figure out where it had been taken.

"In response to your Winter Wonderland photograph on the editorial page of December 20, I believe this may be a view of the old Dirigo Power Dam at the outlet of Sennebec pond in Union," John Shepard of Union wrote. "The dam is gone now, having been cleared to allow for fish spawning, but it's still a remarkably interesting and beautiful spot."

Harold Wiggin of Thomaston said, "It might be the dam at Hill Mills that crosses the Georges River in Union, Maine that runs out of the Sennebec Pond in Appleton."

Steve Carroll believes it may be the dam in Camden at Shirttail Point on the Megunticook River.

Jessie Buchanan thought it might be the Powder Mill Dam on the St. George River in Warren above Payson Park.

We look forward to more comments.




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