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Item 6336

Title: Reverend Collamore Purington

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1863

Media: Autographed Carte-de Visite, mounted albumin print

Item 6434

Title: Frederick Douglass, Old Orchard Beach, 1877

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1877

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Mounted albumin print

Item 5440

Title: Henry A. Willis, Thomaston, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1865

Location: Thomaston

Media: card photograph, cartes de visite

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George Washington Pillsbury, Louisiana, ca. 1863

Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.


Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.