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Item 36414

Sally (Sayward) Barrell, York, 1868

Contributed by: Museums of Old York

Date: 1868

Location: York

Media: Oil on canvas

Item 59965

St. Aspinquid Park, York, 1908

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: 1908

Location: York

Media: Postcard

Item 50709

Railway post office car #108, York, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: York

Media: Photograph

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Item 87300

Assessor's Record, 30-38 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: New England Cold Storage Company

Use: Storage

Item 37293

121-125 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John J Devine

Use: Store & Storage

Item 76719

Assessor's Record, 848-852 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wood O. Merrill

Use: Filling station

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Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most contentious topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people—the Wabanaki—permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


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Toy Len Goon in Washington, D.C., 1952

Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.


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Cary Library, Houlton, 1904

Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Blown glass gilt decorated decanter and wine glasses, York, ca. 1800

Museums of Old York

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Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.


Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green

by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy


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


Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898

by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.