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Historical Items

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Item 39361

Boys on Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

Item 53152

Good Will Boys, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1920 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 14291

Good Will Orphan Boy in the woods with an ax, ca. 1910

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1910 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 55997

1393 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys Use: Lodging

Item 67637

138 Oxford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 67636

136-138 Oxford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Boy at Bangor parade, July 4, 1865

… a regular set of captains Lieut sargents &c all boys and their music being boys with tenore drums." View additional information about this item on…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Boy at Bangor post Civil War parade, 1865

Boy at Bangor post Civil War parade, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "What the book said to the Boy". Library bookmark.

SEE NOTES "What the book said to the Boy". Library bookmark. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Commercially printed…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.