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Item 25869

Boys' Fund, Newport, 1888

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1888 Location: Fairfield Media: Ink on paper

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John French letter to brother, Washington, D.C., 1861

Contributed by: Fifth Maine Regiment Museum Date: 1861-07-06 Location: Albion; Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Longfellow Garden lattice, Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Longfellow Garden Club Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide


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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.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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Lincoln, Maine - Benjamin Chesley

… their kids up the right way even after their childhoods. Once Edward was old enough to start working with him, Benjamin took him to sell properties…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 1 of 4

… Glenna, it was interesting to learn about her childhood and schooling. Glenna was born in Masardis, ME, growing up with eight brothers and sisters…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 1 of 2

… and observations about his parents, his childhood, his, work, the places he lived, his political views, his passions -- all intended for his wife…