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Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
SEE NOTES "What the book said to the Boy". Library bookmark. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Commercially printed…
SEE NOTES Ladies Third Annual Banquet. Farmington, Maine. 1893. Menu. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Inside of the…
SEE NOTES "John Bunyon's Dream Story". Publishers promotional postcard. 1913. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description…