PARIS — Last fall the Paris Cape Historical Society was given a treasured collection of photos, negatives and newspaper clippings once owned by the late John “Jack” Quinn. This gift came from the family of his son, Dr. Joseph Quinn and his wife, who recently moved to Scarborough from their Paris Hill residence.

John “Jack” Christopher Quinn (1898-1978) reported for several papers over his journalistic career from the 1930s into the mid 1900s. This collection of hundreds of photos and 90,000-plus negatives has been an ongoing project for members of the Paris Cape Historical Society this past winter. John R Davis, trustee, has gone over and catalogued the negatives of known people and events. Sidney Gordon, local photographer/historian, and Ben B. Conant, curator, with the countless help of many locals have been identifying the photos and putting them into albums.

The Thursday, May 15, program of the Paris Cape Historical Society will be on “Jack” Quinn, his life and labors in the newspapers. The program will take place at the society’s museum, 77 High St. at 7 p.m. All are welcome.


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