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Item 81169

Holman Melcher-Alice E. Hart marriage intentions, Portland, 1874

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1874-05-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Lt. John Sheahan on intent to escape, South Carolina, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Columbia Media: Ink on paper

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Samantha Smith at Artek Camp, Soviet Union, 1983

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: 1983 Media: Photographic print


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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.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865

Martin wrote of the schools, "it was the intention to not be out done by any buildings in the State for convenience and comfort as well as elegance…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

… abodes of guilt and wretchedness.” It was his intent to reform criminals by “cutting off hope of relief during the term sentenced” in…

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Kennebec Valley Community College Archive

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My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey