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Item 15918

F.A. Longfellow and sons, ca. 1849

Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site

Date: circa 1849

Location: Boston

Media: Daguerreotype

Item 17055

Men's Group, Presque Isle, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 74439

Portland Railroad Co. trolley and workers

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Item 98966

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company

Use: Amusement

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Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Exhibit

Anne Longfellow drawing, ca. 1818

Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.