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Item 67296

Title: City Council resolve after death of Mayor Jonathan Tuck, Biddeford, 1861

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1861-01-19

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper

Item 21616

Title: Skowhegan home funeral, 1927

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: 1927

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 10971

Title: Politicans at Longley funeral, August 20, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1980-08-20

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

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Item 42814

Address: 289 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of John S. Cushman

Use: Funeral Parlor

Item 48942

Address: 15 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: RH Flaherty & Son

Use: Funeral Parlor

Item 47783

Address: 747 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hay & Peabody

Use: Funeral Parlor

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Watercolor of Boxer and Enterprise

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


John Young Merrill and son, Edwin Kimball Merrill, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.


Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine

The history of a small, but vibrant, Downeast village as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include Blue Hill Historical Society, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill Consolidated School, George Stevens Academy, the Bay School, and the Jonathan Fisher House. Some of the topics covered include the arts, Jonathan Fisher, the Blue Hill Fair, Rusticators, the Civil War, education, and shipbuilding.