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Item 13492

Performance poster, Fryeburg, 1940

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: 1940-07-16

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Ink on paper

Item 20126

Physical culture performance flyer, Portland, ca. 1877

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1877

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12929

Theatrical performance in Clark Hall, Caribou

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Caribou

Media: Photographic print

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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."


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.


Olson-Oberg aerial wedding, Caribou, 1930

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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The Indian Village, Bar Harbor, ca. 1909

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performance

Early Performance The Indian Village, Bar Harbor, ca. 1909Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library Frank “Big Thunder” Loring, ca.

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Interior of Building of the Arts Program, 1907

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

… The interior for a program with various pieces performed by American soprano Emma Eames, and baritone singer Emelio de Gogorza.

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Group of Players in Costume, 1919

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

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

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All


Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque

by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


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


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima