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Item 65144

Letter seeking furlough to vote, Virginia, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Alexandria; Petersburg; Presque Isle

Media: Ink on paper

Item 67448

Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1868-12-14

Location: Sebago

Media: ink on paper

Item 31552

Suffrage vote poster, Portland, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1917

Media: Ink on paper

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Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote


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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

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.


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Soldiers' Monument and Library, Pittsfield, 1904

Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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Thursday Club's New Year's Day party, Biddeford, 1930

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Only Biddeford residents retained voting power; however, if a woman moved out of town she could become an Honorary Member to maintain her affiliation…

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St. Joseph's School students and teachers, Biddeford, 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… term as mayor, this ongoing strife finally had taken its toll; he was defeated (though only by 29 votes) in the primary by Albert C. Lambert.

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Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine - Looking for the Lost Cemetery

… early town records it shows that the townspeople voted: To see if they will agree to work one Day for to fense in A Burying Place, and to act on…