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Keywords: Plates

Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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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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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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Stanley Museum

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