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Item 15892

Charles Appleton Longfellow in formal Japanese attire.

Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site

Date: circa 1872

Media: Albumen print

Item 67943

"Down East Goes Far East" poster, Japan, 1987

Contributed by: Susan and Charles Guilford through Surry Historical Society

Date: 1987

Location: Surry

Media: Red and blue ink on white glossy poster paper

Item 7733

Russia Japan Peace Conference postcard

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1905

Location: Kittery; Portsmouth

Media: Postcard

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Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


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George Henry Preble, Portland, 1878

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.


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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994

Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Surry Opera Co. Japan 1987Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Performances remained unpolished but received critical acclaim, the enthusiasm…

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Drapers Mill & Edes Building, Guilford, ca. 1940

Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

… they began to export throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The great flood of 1987 dealt a devastating blow to the operation, ruining…

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Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

In the Far East, Japan had invaded China. During this year, the U.S. Army had declared Bangor a crucial location for its aerial defense system, and…

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima