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Item 28943

Title: Galen Jerome Brewer, 1844

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: 1844

Location: Brewer

Media: Daguerreotype

Item 26513

Title: Diantha Cole Edwards Memorial, 1859

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1859

Media: Silk and hair on paper

Item 25705

Title: Eagle, flag and snake paper cutout, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1845

Location: Portland

Media: paper

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Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


Gladys Hasty Carroll, South Berwick, 1937

Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.


Anne Longfellow drawing, ca. 1818

Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.