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Item 80732

Title: Napkin ring, Wabanaki, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Date: circa 1900

Media: ash splints, sweetgrass

Item 80734

Title: Comb basket, Wabanaki, late 19th - early 20th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Media: ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 80735

Title: Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Date: circa 1880

Media: Birch bark, spruce root, sweetgrass, linen

Exhibits Showing 3 of 12 View All

Exhibit

Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

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

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

The Cruiser, Freeport, January 1859

A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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Site

Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.

Site

Tarr farm, Castle Hill, ca. 1910

Haystack Historical Society

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Site

Margaret Chase Smith at Republican National Convention, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith Library

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