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Item 1130

Title: Five seated African American adults, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 29278

Title: Unidentified man, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Photograph

Item 12363

Title: Chapel of Our Savior, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photograph, print

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Exhibit

Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Exhibit

Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

Exhibit

Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.