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Item 80361

Moxie glasses, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Friendship Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Friendship

Media: Glass Negative

Item 10496

Sing's of Bangor glass, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1980

Location: Bangor

Media: Glass

Item 100413

Staged card game at Bates College, Lewiston, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1901

Location: Lewiston

Media: Glass Negative

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Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Jack Lawrence, Saco, on Bicycle, ca. 1900

A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.