Maine Memories: A Vintage Picture Postcard Tour

John Brunkowski & Michael Closen

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This interesting and historical book is the first and only one to present an illustrated tour of the state of Maine through more than 350 vintage picture postcards. Chapter topics include the harbors and lighthouses, ships and boats, bridges and buildings, camping and RVing, lakes and forests, as well as the railroads, churches, and wildlife of The Pine Tree State. Every caption provides a detailed description of the view, as well as information about the card itself— its age, size, maker, and estimated value. This book is an invaluable source of good, old-fashioned entertainment and information about Maine in particular and postcards in general, making it a great resource for both residents of and visitors to Maine, as well as for postcard collectors and dealers. Be captivated by the fascinating story told by the impressive series of Maine images, and see why Maine remains a popular tourist destination.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 285 postcard images | Price Guide | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348464

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John Brunkowski and Michael Closen have been visiting Maine for some 25 years and have owned a summer home in Eastport, Maine for more than a dozen years. Over the years, they have amassed a collection of thousands of Maine postcards, from which all of the cards illustrated in this book were taken. John and Michael have written seven previous books – RV & Camper Toys, 2008; Pictorial Guide to RVing, 2010; Airstream Memories, 2012; KOA & the Art of Kamping, 2013; Amateur Radio Goes Camping & RVing, 2013; and Camper & RV Humor, 2014.John earned a BSN degree from Loyola University in Chicago, did graduate work at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and worked in the health care field for some 25 years. Michael received BS and MA degrees from Bradley University and a JD from the University of Illinois, and he served as a college professor for some 30 years.