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Item 28379

Title: G.W. Pierce on religious convert, Brunswick, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1825

Location: Baldwin; Brunswick

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7494

Title: Map of New England, New York, ca. 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1676

Media: Map, hand colored

Item 5905

Title: Panama Railroad's engine 'Colon'

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865

Location: Portland

Media: Albumen photoprint

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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.