Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Search Results

Keywords: Cumberland Illuminating Co

  Advanced Search
       
             

Historical Items (1)  |  Tax Records (0)  |  Exhibits (4)  |  Site Pages (0)  |  My Maine Stories (0)  | 

Historical Items Showing 1 of 1 View All

Item 74442

Cumberland County Power and Light employees, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Photographic print

Exhibits Showing 3 of 4 View All

Exhibit

  • Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter
Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Exhibit

  • Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter
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

  • Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter
Notice of Daniel Webster death, Portland, 1852

A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.