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Item 36414

Sally (Sayward) Barrell, York, 1868

Contributed by: Museums of Old York

Date: 1868

Location: York

Media: Oil on canvas

Item 101754

Theodosia Prevost to Col. J. Wentworth about a visit, 1781

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1781-01-11

Location: Sharon; Paramus

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 11251

Portrait of Nathaniel Barrell, 1816

Contributed by: Museums of Old York

Date: circa 1816

Location: York

Media: Oil on wood

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Benedict Arnold

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.


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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880

Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Benjamin Milliken was the only Loyalist on record from Surry. Moses Hammond, Andrew Flood and Sterling Hopkins fought against the British.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Smith, Joshua M., Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820, 2006.