Postcards Illustrate the History of Maine in upcoming lecture
On Thursday, February 20, historian Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Bischof will use postcards from Maine to illustrate the state’s history. The lecture is hosted by the Old Berwick Historical Society and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center at Berwick Academy in South Berwick. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.
This heavily illustrated lecture discusses the role of postcards in understanding Maine’s rich history and culture during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries--focusing on notable landmarks, landscapes and seascapes, as well as rural and industrial life. Bischof will also explore the role of postcards in creating a tangible sense of place for both residents and visitors.
Bischof is the Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine, as well as Professor of History. She is the co-author, with Earle Shettleworth and Susan Danly, of Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015. Bischof received her Ph.D. in history at Boston College.