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Historical Items

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Item 12228

Henry W. Longfellow's Student Lodgings in Goettingen, Germany, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1829 Location: Goettingen Media: Photographic print

Item 20670

New Sweden men meet during World War II, Germany, 1945

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 12227

Facsimile of sketch by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1829

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1829 Location: Goettingen Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945

Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Paul Fleming, a long-time resident of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming and gun crew, WW II, 1945

… resident, is shown with his gun crew in South Germany during WW II. He was a member of Battery C 512th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Batallion which…

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Lincoln, Maine - Ariel G. Edwards, WW II soldier, Lincoln, 1943

… Truck Company stationed in England, France, and Germany. He was both a mail clerk and truck driver during his service.

My Maine Stories

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Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.