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Historical Items

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Item 77736

Ether Shepley to son G. F. Shepley, St. Louis, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Portland; St. Louis Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6914

Elder William Dumont with Jennie and colt, Sabbathday Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: circa 1910 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

Item 6911

Cutting Silage, New Gloucester, ca. 1904

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: circa 1904 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

Exhibits

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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.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Civil War

… manage family business, care for the sick and elderly, raise children, and bear the awful news that too often came in the form of long casualty…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… child rearing, cooking, and caring for the sick, elderly, and dead. She took on these roles in an era where there were no modern services as we…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Interviews - Page 2 of 2

I have a number of elderly neighbors and so we would make coffee in the morning, we had a lot of those mugs with the covers on them.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.