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Item 36595

Butchers' banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 28762

Butcher Shop, Saco, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Saco Media: Stereograph

Item 77449

Mt. Katahdin on float, Corinna, 1916

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Corinna Media: Photographic print


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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.


A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… his cattle and oxen to the shore, killed and butchered the animals, took all the provisions from the house, then smashed the dishes.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 139-194

… at Carls Point, a failed romance, operating a butchering cart with his father, working at Eastes and Whittiers Stove Store, and his move to Bangor…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

… 121-endFamily history in Ellsworth, Bangor area; butchering, work for Rufus Prince, Mabelle Martin's death   Lewiston Journal article on…