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Item 100578

Title: Israel Washburn Jr. on integrity of government, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Date: 1861-02-04

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

Item 99435

Title: Civil War veterans at Memorial Hall, Belfast, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Belfast Free Library

Date: circa 1890

Location: Belfast

Media: Photograph on card

Item 23103

Title: James Foss Davis, Ellsworth, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library

Date: circa 1875

Location: Ellsworth

Media: Photograph

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Item 50794

Address: Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: U.S. Government

Use: Post Office

Item 53805

Address: Assessor's Record, 314 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Custom House

Item 63258

Address: Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Post Office

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Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.


British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.


Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.


235-237 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

City of Portland Planning & Urban Development

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