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Historical Items

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Item 103237

Ransford W. Shaw’s law office, Houlton, 1908

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1908-12-29 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 11884

Post Office and Revenue Offices, Augusta, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Augusta Media: Postcard

Item 12240

Mere Point Post Office and Store, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Brunswick Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

Exhibit

Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Post Office Square, State and Harlow Streets, Bangor, ca. 1949

… as the Federal Building which housed Federal Offices as well as the Post Office. This was the area where a bandstand once stood where many concerts…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

He then moved his law office to the house. Lucia Wadsworth (1783-1864) Lucia Wadsworth was the sister of Zilpah Longfellow.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

He next set up a partnership with his brother-in-law, Dr. Benjamin Jones Porter, and opened a store, which was conducted by Dr. Porter.