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Item 79704

Mystery Recognize the militia uniforms? the men?

Militiamen in dress uniform, Westport Island, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: circa 1875

Location: Westport Island

Media: Lacquered iron

Item 102428

Fort Levett military training drills, Cushing Island, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic Print

Item 7659

Portland Rifle Corps uniform, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854

Location: Portland

Media: Wool, brass

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.

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Scenic view of Patten Bay, Surry, ca. 1960

Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

… Volunteer Police Force, complete with cruiser, uniforms and badges, patrolled the town. A town civic center was built in 1980, and six years later…

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Pvt. Ardine Richardson visits Fremont Allen family, Strong, ca. 1918

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Here, in uniform, he visits his aunt June Harlow Allen, uncle Fremont and their son, Harry.

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


We will remember

by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII