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Historical Items

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Item 18177

Package of buckle tongues, ca. 1840

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Warren Media: Brass, twine, paper

Item 74841

Electrical worker tool belt, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Leather, metal

Item 15290

Fire Chief Belt, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Material and Leather

Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements Belt worn by Luther Lawrence during the Civil War, ca.

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Lincoln, Maine - Eastern Manufacturing Company, Lincoln, ca. 1920 - Page 1 of 2

… the bottom right of the photograph is a conveyor belt that put wood in a box car and shipped it to Brewer.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… infoNorth Yarmouth Historical Society From his belt hung this leather cartridge box, at his hip and close at hand.