GREENE — Sumner McKane will present his film “The Northeast by Eastern” at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free.

For years, Belfast, Maine-based Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. sent traveling photographer-salesmen on the roads all over New England and beyond with cameras, catalogues and order books, seeking buyers and markets for their unique “real photo” postcards.

“The Northeast by Eastern” combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co.’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical soundtrack featuring period music, and an original score by Sumner McKane.

Interviews and oral histories not only detail the history of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., and the postcard craze of the early 1900s, but the audience will also hear first-hand accounts of smuggling during prohibition, of river drivers brawling for fun, of growing up without worry and without constant adult supervision, and of slop buckets spilling on tourists’ pies.

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