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Item 9244

Title: Letter from E.W. Farley to Rufus Choate, July 30, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856-07-30

Location: Waterville

Media: Ink on paper

Item 98703

Title: Meshach Purington Larry, Windham, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1861

Location: Windham

Media: Cartes de visite, photograph

Item 34341

Title: Wilder Oilcloth Factory, Hinckley's Point, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1895

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 5 View All

Item 85300

Address: Wilder property, Meadow Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jennie G. Wilder

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 74572

Address: Assessor's Record, 43 Saunders Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: J. Wilder Haggett

Use: Stable

Item 84080

Address: Brackett property, N. Side Prop Third Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wilder E. Brackett

Use: Ice House

Exhibits Showing 3 of 3 View All

Exhibit

Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

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.

Exhibit

Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.