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Historical Items

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Item 16965

Grange #304 members, Alexander, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Alexander; Alexander Media: Photographic print

Item 34337

Green print dress, Bangor, ca. 1949

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1949 Location: Bangor Media: Silk

Item 25298

Snowshoe union patch, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1950 Media: Ink on felt

Exhibits

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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.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… Society Here is Luther Lawrence in his dress uniform—clothing very different from what he would have worn into battle.

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Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

… that Solomon’s Store sold clothes of all sorts: dresses, socks, pants, shorts, and the best “knickers” everyone thought.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fashion of the '40s

… Ronnie, Alania and Brandon Green print dress, Bangor, ca. 1949Green printed dressItem Contributed byBangor Historical Society During the…