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Historical Items

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Item 76127

Plea to Gen. Shepley for work, Brunswick, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

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Portland Schools Americanization Classes, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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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.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… Item 29038 infoMcArthur Public Library Flagg’s career as an author, illustrator, and artist took him on travels from Europe to Hollywood, and his…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… Public Library Salvas began his theater career at an early age when he worked with Walter Perkins, a Biddeford comedian.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Samuel Peirson (1759-1852)

He worked afterward in Salem, Massachusetts and in Portland, Maine and went on to pursue a career in banking in Saco and Biddeford.

My Maine Stories

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

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Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

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Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.