Keywords: Advertising Medium
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Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1904
Media: color lithograph postcard
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1935
Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.
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The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.