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Item 23273

Title: United States Life-Saving Service men at drill, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 9359

Title: Maine, from the United States Gazetteer

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1795

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100100

Title: Model of "United States," Wiscasset, ca. 1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1844

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Wood

Tax Records Showing 2 of 2 View All

Item 53805

Address: Assessor's Record, 314 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Custom House

Item 63258

Address: Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Post Office

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Exhibit

Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

Exhibit

Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

Exhibit

Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Site

Green Mountain Tea House, ca. 1880

Acadia National Park

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Site

'Abdu'l-Baha, interpreters and women, Eliot, 1912

Eliot Baha'i Archives

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Site

B-26 and crew, Presque Isle air field, c. 1943

Presque Isle Air Museum

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