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Item 30998

Canadian National Club, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910-10-17

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photograph on board

Item 23405

National Youth Administration, Quoddy Village Pageant, 1937

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1937-07-05

Location: Eastport

Media: Photographic print

Item 75563

Annah Butler Richardson, Albert, and friends, Norway, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Descendants of Annah Butler Richardson and Arthur Berry Richardson through Prince Memorial Library

Date: circa 1917

Media: Photographic print

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Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.


Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.


Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Group of Players in Costume, 1919

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor

… Arts Bar Harbor Group of Players in Costume, 1919 Item 81405 infoNortheast Harbor Library A group of performers in costume outside the…

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Frank "Big Thunder" Loring, ca. 1890

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

… to draw public attention to indigenous customs in costumed performances. Like Jay Leno or Jon Stewart who entertain today’s audiences with a clever…

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Main Street, Biddeford, 1909

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Conrad Coulombe in costume for play "Tonkourou", Biddeford, ca. 1925Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Talent without an audience quickly…