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Postcard Collection Finds A Home

Robert Bedard with his postcard collection

LEWISTON — Androscoggin Historical Society has accepted a collection of postcards to its permanent archives in Auburn.

Robert Bedard collected postcards for many years and finally, he didn’t have enough space to store them all. Among the most valuable were 132 scenes of old Lewiston and Auburn, gathered in a leather-bound scrapbook.

Bedard thought these should be preserved as local history so he took them to the Lewiston City Hall, where he was told there no space to display them. But a staff member scanned the cards for possible use in the city’s economic development and historical publications and arranged for them to be sent to the Androscoggin Historical Society, located in Auburn. There, they have joined other old postcards in the society’s archives. Bedard received a letter read more


Our Next Meeting Is Monday, November 7

Don’t miss the next meeting and our first evening meeting. We will meet at 7:00 PM at Legacy Senior Living on Willow Pond Way in Penfield. We will have a presentation on Aviation and collecting aviation postcards. The meeting is from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We hope to see you there.


Importance Of Saving Old Photos And Postcards

From the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

In last week’s article I published three pictures of Burnley taken from a collection of photos compiled in the late 1950s and 1960s when Burnley Council’s former lighting department was in the process of renewing street lighting in various parts of the town.

The photos are an example of the great importance of not disposing of old images of the town. The ones I published were significant as they included images now lost to us.

Recently, I have given a talk to the Briercliffe read more