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Item 74756

Bucket crew at work on power lines, 1969

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1969

Media: Photographic print

Item 74757

'No power' sign, 1998

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1998

Media: Paint on cardboard

Item 82325

Leonard Dam, Ellsworth, 1923

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library

Date: 1923-04-29

Location: Ellsworth

Media: Postcard

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Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Frozen remnants of the Biddeford City Building, Biddeford, 1895

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

While the total losses totaled close to $7 million in today's dollars, none of the vaults inside the City Building and First National Bank were…

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Open Air Trolley, Scarborough, ca. 1910

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

People were out of work or on a wage scale that precluded any extra pleasure trips, and fewer people were riding the trolley to Portland for shopping.

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Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

This tribe first began to feel great losses as early as 1607 when the Popham expedition came to the mouth of the great Kennebec River.

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The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds