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Historical Items

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Item 73967

Request to prohibit whipping of prisoners, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76529

Request for black workers, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 26479

Aroostook County Jail, Houlton, 1895

Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1895 Location: Houlton; Chicago Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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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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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.