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Chestnut Street School Thanksgiving, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

Holidays were sometimes celebrated by a party during school, study of the history of a certain holiday, or a performance. Gifts were often exchanged.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

… are shown at the many craft fairs during the holiday season, and summer festivals. Jewelry makers, painters, photographers, wood-carvers, knitters…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… and vaudeville performances as part of the “big holiday celebration!” Three-course dinners, catered by C.