Lewiston Evening Journal for April 1, 1953

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100 Years Ago: 1923

Not so very many years ago the appearance of a ‘horseless carriage’ upon the public streets was the signal for everyone to line up at the curb, marveling at the wonderful progress made in the mechanical arts that produced a mechanism that would run under its own power wherever its driver willed. The automobile of a score of years ago was a queer thing to look upon, from present day standpoints, but to the public of that day it was a work of art.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Miss Geneva Kirk of the Lewiston High School teaching staff will be speaker at the annual luncheon meeting of the Auburn Art Club to be held at Steckino’s Restaurant at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon, April 2. Miss Kirk’s topic will be “Maine’s Partner State, Rio Grande do Norte.”

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Auburn Art Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the High Street Congregational Church in Auburn when dollmaker Bertha Chasse will be the speaker. She will bring some of her “little people with a message” and tell stories through them. Chasse has been making dolls for more than 10 years and writing stories for each one. She has taught and presented lectures throughout Maine, and some of her dolls are in other countries, including Israel, Panama, Russia and Canada. She recycles everyday disposable items and designs each doll herself.

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