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Item 6336

Reverend Collamore Purington

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1863 Media: Autographed Carte-de Visite, mounted albumin print

Item 6434

Frederick Douglass, Old Orchard Beach, 1877

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1877 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Albumin print

Item 5440

Henry A. Willis, Thomaston, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Thomaston Media: Carte de visite


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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.


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.