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Historical Items

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Item 35254

John S. H. Fogg, Boston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Boston Media: Photograph; Ink on paper

Item 67325

'USS Braine,' Boston Navy Yard, 1945

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1945 Location: Boston Media: Photographic print

Item 37047

Mr. Goddard, Boston, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Boston Media: Ambrotype

Tax Records

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Item 40334

Assessor's Record, 1436 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Royal Boston Use: Garage

Item 40333

1436 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Royal Boston Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 86109

360-366 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Boston and Maine Railroad Use: Storage

Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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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.

Site Pages

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Boston Public Library

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National Archives at Boston

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

The Boston Flint Company Michaela Graves, Halley Lane, Danna Petersen & Natalie St. Hilaire Hallowell had a sandpaper mill which was built in 1880…

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima