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Keywords: Mechanical drawing

Historical Items

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Item 13002

Fog Whistle Engineering Drawing, Portland Company, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper, drawings

Item 33630

Architectural drawing, Lewiston Public Library, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901-05-31 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

Item 102275

Portland Company shop drawing of a ship boiler, Portland, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Portland Media: Ink on Linen

Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Valentines

Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 3, pages 38-56

… Topics and personalities include: 1848 Bangor Mechanics Festival Tribute to Col. Daniel Chaplin 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Thurston & Metcalf Nath…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ezekiel Hopkins house and grounds, Hampden, 1840

… beast where every convenience both natural and mechanical were combined." When he was a teenager, Martin worked for Hopkins on his farm and in his…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's cart, Hampden, ca. 1833

… he wrote, "During this summer I became a quite a mechanic I made me a cart with hub and spoke wheels and the idea started from an instance of a…

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving