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Item 80014

Mellie Dunham's 'Fiddlin' Dance Tunes,' New York, 1926

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1926 Location: Norway Media: Print, ink on paper

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Item 80959

Martha Osgood on books, music, Litchfield, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Portland; Litchfield; Bridgton; Hollis; Concord Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20547

Annette Merryman, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Tintype


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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.


Elise Fellows White: World Traveling Violin Prodigy

Elise Fellows White was a violinist from Skowhegan who traveled all over the world to share her music.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

Small’s book: “The amount of moral courage and Christian fortitude required for a landsman to get up out of a comfortable bed and struggle up on a…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Village School

In 1937, formal music instruction began and students learned contra dancing and how to foxtrot and waltz.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

Phebe played the piano and left behind her music books, including the hymnals, in a wooden box later found in her attic.