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Item 82046

Title: Canal Excavation, Lewiston, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1845

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

Item 9472

Title: Lewiston canal, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: Black & White Photograph

Item 7075

Title: Canal workers, Lewiston, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Tax Records Showing 3 of 6 View All

Item 99015

Address: 33-37 Plum Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canal National Bank

Use: Store - Mission

Item 63321

Address: Assessor's Record, 180-184 Middle Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canal National Bank

Use: Land only

Item 63325

Address: 186-188 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canal National Bank

Use: Bank & Offices

Exhibits Showing 3 of 10 View All


Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


Trustees' Office, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, ca. 1915

In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.


Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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Grist and saw mills on the Upper Falls, Rumford, ca. 1895

Western Maine Foothills Region

Eleven communities comprise the Western Foothills Region, all interconnected yet each with its own unique, rich history. This site is the beginning of the towns sharing their stories with the world, each other, and the next generation. Working closely with local schools, six historical societies came together to help the next generation understand the heritage of their area. We invite you to explore our exhibits that celebrate the individuals and events that formed our communities.


Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.


1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.