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Item 10237

Title: Letter from Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Mountfort, Aug. 8, 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1850-08-08

Location: Portland; Rochester

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6434

Title: Frederick Douglass, Old Orchard Beach, 1877

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1877

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Mounted albumin print

Item 76321

Title: Soldiers' Memorial, 25th Regiment Maine Volunteers Co. B, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library

Date: circa 1865

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.


Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.