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Item 10849

Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1650

Media: Paper

Item 1048

Florence Jewett, Norridgewock, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1885

Location: Norridgewock

Media: Photographic print

Item 11173

Evangeline Doll

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1755

Media: Plastic, cloth

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Item 98961

Assessor's Record, 1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company

Use: Amusement

Exhibits Showing 3 of 8 View All


Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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.


Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Sleep tight doll

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

Craftsman Sleep tight doll Item 33906 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. The expression "sleep tight" had its origins in the times when bed…

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Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

… numbered "2," she was making a dress for her doll, telling the cat she could not pick it up because she was busy.

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Johnny Stringer, Artisan, Hallowell, ca. 1848

Historic Hallowell - Johnny Stringer ~ A Character of Industry

He also made dolls' cradles and bedsteads, for the children of the town, for whom he also had a store of broken--and must we add, to be…