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Item 12343

Tiered plate stand, Brunswick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Brunswick

Media: ceramic, metal

Item 82121

Decorative vehicle plate, Waldoboro, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1970

Location: Waldoboro

Media: metal

Item 79605

National House Hotel commemorate plate, Dixfield, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Dixfield

Media: round china plate

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Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


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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.


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Rosamond Weston Eddy bookplate, ca. 1925

Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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John and Clara Martin wedding hack, Bangor, 1850

John Martin: Expert Observer - John and Clara Martin wedding hack, Bangor, 1850

… and also the window to the door the straps were plated." The horses were black geldings that cost $500.

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Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

… upholstery and the production of vehicle license plates. Inmates worked in gardens, first at a location adjoining the prison, and later on land…

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Cruising off Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, 1912

Stanley Museum

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