Category Archives: Image

Swinging Bridge

Over the Androscoggin River between Topsham and Brunswick, Maine. This was the “Where in Maine?” picture in Downeast this past March (2018).  The bridge was constructed in 1892 by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the engineering firm that designed and built … Continue reading

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Brunswick Falls, Brunswick Maine, ca 1912

Brunswick Falls, Brunswick, Maine. At left is the Cabot Manufacturing Company, established in 1857, using water power from the Androscoggin River to produce cotton textiles. By an unknown photographer – Reproduced from an original postcard published by Mason Brothers, Boston, Massachusetts

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Merrymeeting Bay Smelt Shack

Yesterday’s New York Times had a feature article in the Food section on An Icy Portal Into the Small World of Smelt.  Written by Dave Sherwood, a resident of Bowdoinham, ME, the article had this lovely picture of Merrymeeting Bay: Says Sherwood, … Continue reading

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Seymour Chwast for Peace

October 21, 2016 A poster by Seymour Chwast for the  Hague “Appeal for Peace” conference, 1999. Courtesy Pushpin Gallery.

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Cormorant Fisherman by the Li River II

September 23, 2016 Cormorant Fisherman by the Li River II by Shan Huang

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All the Water on Planet Earth

September 12, 2016 Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth’s surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth’s radius. The featured illustration shows … Continue reading

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Claude Monet, Vétheuil in Winter

April 7, 2106 This is in the Frick Museum, where I recently had the pleasure of an hour. The river is the Seine. Monet lived in Vétheuil from 1878 to 1881 and painted about 150 pictures there, many of them including … Continue reading

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