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Historical Items

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Item 26661

Knox Stable, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26647

Henry Knox monument, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Item 16516

Farm House at Montpelier, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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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.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

On October 27th, 1806 Dunton charged the Knox estate for the making of a shroud, several yards of black crepe, several yards of black silk, black…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architect James Overlock

… became a public street when portions of the Knox estate were sold to private developers. James Overlock (1813-1906) came to Thomaston from…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

… to these early dwellings was Montpelier, the estate built for General Henry Knox by Boston housewright Ebenezer Dunton in 1795.