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13 Rare Photos From Maine That Will Take You Straight To The Past

We’ve done a few different posts including rare images of old Maine, but when we came across these we photos of Vinalhaven, we knew it was time for another one. If you’ve been to any of the islands off the coast of our state, you know how incredibly small-town they feel. They are, in some ways, a perfect representation of the way Maine once was. These photos of mid-1950s Vinalhaven will prove that life was slow and deliberate, much like it is in many places today.

Many thanks to David G. Hawkins for providing these as part of Creative Commons. Do you recognize any of the places (or even people!) in these photos? Let us know what you think on Facebook!

Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: