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Item 18412

Montagnard Band, Lewiston, 1947

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1947 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 7408

Museum cabin at Camp Winnebago

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 2002 Location: Fayette Media: digital photograph

Item 29232

Ecumenical service, Lewiston, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944-10-11 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print


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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.