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Historical Items

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Item 5481

Rebecca Usher on trip to begin nursing work, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Chester Media: Ink on paper

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Climbing Newport (Champlain) Mountain, 1886

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: 1886 Location: Mount Desert Media: printed material

Item 80752

Splint gauge, 19th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Media: maple, copper/bronze, steel


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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

Site Pages

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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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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

Late Twentieth Century Scenic view of Patten Bay, Surry, ca. 1960Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Changes By 1950, Surry's…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

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

My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.