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Item 63064

Title: Mike Holmes describes Fourth of July on Swan's Island during the 1950s

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: 2010

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

Item 6890

Title: Home for Thanksgiving

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1898

Media: Oil on canvas or board

Item 20113

Title: Public thanksgiving proclamation, 1755

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1755

Media: Ink on paper

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Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.


Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.


Shoe valentine


Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.