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Historical Items Showing 3 of 26 View All

Item 80970

Walter Jackson home, Monson ca 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 80968

Sitting room, early Monson home, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 80972

Home of Esther and Sam Pennington, Monson, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 37185

25-27 Columbia Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: A Louise Monson

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 37186

Assessor's Record, 25-27 Columbia Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: A Louise Monson

Use: Garage

Item 59771

66 Kenilworth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Adolphus Becher Monson

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Civil War Envelope, 1861

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

… Corcoran, and is now encamped about 4 Miles from Monsons Hill and I shall go and see them at the first opportunity.

Site Page

A Celebration on Water Street, Guilford, ca. 1908

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

… was used a lot because of the slate quarry in Monson. In the early 1900s indoor plumbing and electricity where used in new construction.