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Item 26616

Two Morse Houses, Old County Road, Thomaston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photographic print

Item 33446

Dwelling on Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Cumberland

Media: Photographic print

Item 102782

Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Contributed by: Bob and Callie Connor through Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1858

Location: Westport Island

Media: Photographic print

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Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Ship Samuel Watts, Rounding the Beacon, Thomaston, Maine 1970

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

It is from this century of Thomaston’s development that so many prize architectural examples remain.

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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century 'Melissa Trask,' 1884Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in…

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Emery O. Bonsey, Newbury Neck, ca. 1910

Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Daily Living During the Jazz Age of 1920s, Surry had some specialized schools, including a dancing school and a singing…