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Item 74242

Letter concerning Prayer for the President, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 57660

Camp Lown prayer book, Oakland, 1955

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1955

Location: Oakland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 102226

Directions for the funeral of Jabez Fox, Falmouth Neck, ca. 1755

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1755

Location: Portland; Falmouth

Media: Ink on Paper

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Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.


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Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue, Portland, ca. 1911

Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.


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Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

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John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980

Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

I have composed some prayers to alter the minds of the savages. These prayers are of the natures. I teach catechism to the children and young people.

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John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939

Western Maine Foothills Region - A Man's Life in a Suitcase

… letter were found in the suitcase, as were his prayer book, rosary, and cross. His letters reveal that he helped get in the ice for summer, wood…

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Primary, grammar and high school building, Strong, ca. 1905

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

Students said the Lord’s Prayer, sang "America," and saluted the flag. They learned poetry and performed plays.

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.