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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
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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George Washington was not yet President, and Maine was still part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
… she was often asked to perform at private dinner parties. The theater lasted less than 20 years and closed in 1931.
… War, General Henry Knox, who served under George Washington as Secretary of the Department of War, began acquiring large parcels of the Waldo…