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Item 11234

Title: Governors and premiers gather, Rockport, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1982-06-20

Location: Rockport; Rockport; Rockport

Media: Photographic print

Item 100581

Title: Israel Wasburn Jr., Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Date: circa 1870

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph carte de visite

Item 10526

Title: Governor King monument, Bath

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1855

Location: Bath

Media: Photographic print

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Item 37481

Address: 2-40 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co.

Use: Governor House

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Freeland Holmes and Caroline Holmes, Foxcroft, ca. 1860

The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


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.


Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

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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.


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.


Holmberg Aerial Survey, Katahdin, 1937

Baxter State Park

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