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Item 35320

Restored Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Bristol, 1610

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1610

Location: Bristol

Media: Redware

Item 20301

Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1903-06-26

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 9568

King's Pine Journal, Brunswick, 1768

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1768

Location: Brunswick

Media: paper, ink

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Map of J. Robinson lot, Topsham, 1761

Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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Copy of Major Phillips sale of lands to Richard Russell, Biddeford, 1673

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford Copy of Major Phillips sale of lands to Richard Russell, Biddeford, 1673Item Contributed…

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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

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Vellux: Adhesive On

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Francis Spencer

… employees in conducting 4,039 experiments over a period of nine years, and finally the first Vellux blankets were produced just before Christmas in…