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Historical Items

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Item 74111

Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: ink on paper

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Item 74457

Shaylor advertisement, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1881 Media: ink on paper

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Item 167

Raising of the Portland Monument, 1807

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1807 Location: Portland Media: Paper

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Exhibits

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Site Navigation Tips

That said, John Martin's handwriting often appears to make many "M," "S," and "C" letters capitals. We have used our judgment in making some of these…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… teacher in Gray, and it shows in his letters; his handwriting was clear and he was a good speller with excellent vocabulary.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… teacher in Gray, and it shows in his letters; his handwriting was clear and he was a good speller with excellent vocabulary.