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Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Sharing the history of a proud city rising where the water falls

James Montgomery Flagg

Biddeford Pool, ca. 1910

Biddeford Pool, ca. 1910

Item 23618 info
McArthur Public Library

In 1946 Flagg expressed his affection for Biddeford by donating a painting of Biddeford Pool to the Webber Hospital Auxiliary, accompanied by the comment, “I loved the Pool.” James Montgomery Flagg died in 1960 at his New York apartment, leaving behind a legacy of patriotic posters, strong opinions, and a fondness for his time in Biddeford Pool.

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