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Item 29376

Scene from unknown play performed by Franco amatures, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 26461

Play, Good Will High School, Fairfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1945

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 55221

High School play, Fairfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1946

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 2 of 2 View All

Item 37301

141-145 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Dennis

Use: Store

Item 89335

McGregor property, N. E. Side Brooklet Place, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Beatrice B. McGregor

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 69 View All

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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Bowdoin College baseball team, ca. 1896

Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

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Clyde Torrey, Swan's Island, ca. 1970

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

Family members would not only learn how to play the piano but many people could also play a guitar, an accordion or a fiddle.

Site Page

Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

Playing at the pond Although Baird's Quarry was kept drained during its working seasons, once operations closed down for the winter it was always…

Site Page

J. J. Salvas and Franco actors, Biddeford, ca. 1925

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… by each director, having to memorize lines in French from three plays at a time, and sometimes performing fifteen plays in a single season.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 10 View All

Story

Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill

by Cindy Bennett


I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.

Story

First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto


I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers

Story

The Wall

by Michael Uhl


What it means to have beaten the odds