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Item 78828

Hannibal Hamlin plea for son's appointment, Washington, 1871

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1871

Location: Portland; Washington

Media: Ink on paper

Item 19268

Letter written by John M. Dillingham to his mother Margaret, May 24, 1861

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society

Date: 1861

Location: Freeport; Chinchas Islands; Yarmouth

Media: paper

Item 22216

Map of Presque Isle, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1870

Location: Presque Isle

Media: ink on paper

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.


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Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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 Granite Industry Instruction Manual

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Reinforced concrete and steel were favored building materials, and asphalt made smoother streets. Soon after World War I the Depression came and the…

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Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Sugar beets consequently fell out of favor. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Crosby's Grist Mill Store also calle Old Brick Store, Hampden, built in 1807

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

The area became favorable to southern New Englanders because there was plenty of land for younger sons to inherit.