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Historical Items

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Item 16741

Northrop A-17, Presque Isle Army Air Field, 1940

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1940 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 9192

Navy patrol bomber, Presque Isle, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 15748

John W. Cameron, Portland Head Light Keeper

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: circa 1928 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Exhibit

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.