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Historical Items

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Item 76127

Plea to Gen. Shepley for work, Brunswick, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18923

Theodore Barrell to Sally Sayward Barrell Keating

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789 Location: Boston; York Media: Ink on paper

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Item 26158

Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1906 Location: Portland Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 452-534

… worked diligently, either when their businesses failed or when they engaged other accountants. Some people, events, and places mentioned: Clara…

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Historic Hallowell - Important Buildings and Institutions

… A stranger visiting Hallowell, to-day, cannot fail to be impressed by the picturesque beauty of its location, and by the characteristic old-time…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 139-194

… saving a man at the eddy at Carls Point, a failed romance, operating a butchering cart with his father, working at Eastes and Whittiers Stove…