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Item 84679

Union Civil War money, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1863

Media: Copper, metal

Item 102225

Hugh McCulloch house, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Kennebunk

Media: Glass Negative

Item 84667

Civil War token, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Copper, metal

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Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.


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Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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SEE NOTES Save Your Ashes advertisement, Hallowell, 1819

Historic Hallowell - Wood Ashes or Gold Dust?

Hard currency was scarce. There was, however, one commodity available to the settlers, that required only hard work, fire that trees that had ten…

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Frederick Rogers to his mother Hannah, Virginia, March 23, 1862

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… banks, like the Veazie bank, was used until currency was standardized by the U.S. in _____Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society I am much…

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Map of Presque Isle, ca. 1870

Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… as well and some towns accepted the shingles as currency. As early as 1838, authorities were touting the potential of the potato to Aroostook…