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Item 76194

A.W. Longfellow request for soldier's effects, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Portland; New Orleans; Yarmouth; Port Hudson

Media: Ink on paper

Item 76190

Gen. Neal Dow to Gen. G.F. Shepley, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Richmond; New Orleans; Port Hudson; Mobile; Augusta; Atlanta; Raleigh

Media: Ink on paper

Item 76527

Fred Dow to Gen. Shepley requesting baggage, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Portland; New Orleans; Richmond

Media: Ink on paper

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Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Red Cross cart in bicycle parade, Biddeford, 1917

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Estelle M. Tatterson (1852-1934)

… In eulogizing her, a friend remarked, “The personality of Mrs. Tatterson was a rare and gracious one and she had a remarkable faculty of winning…

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City Building, Biddeford, 1909

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… While his obituary noted that Lausier’s “personality and conduct of his office won him many friends and enemies,” John H.

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J. J. Salvas as "Tonkourou," Biddeford, ca. 1925

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… his wife, Marie Ella, “a young woman of winning personality, who can always be depended upon to assist in the artistic success of any production in…