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Item 11316

Title: Letter from Committee of Bangor, 1832

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1832-07-03

Location: Houlton; Bangor; Fredericton; St. John

Media: Ink on paper

Item 10363

Title: Chinese immigrant men, Augusta, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Augusta

Media: Card photograph

Item 102230

Title: Dress, Paris, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Scarborough

Media: Silk and sequin

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Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.


Hiram Adelman, Mars Hill, ca. 1935

The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.


Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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John A. Conway, Portland, ca. 1890

Maine Irish Heritage Center

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Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.


Nils E. Olson

New Sweden Historical Society

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