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Item 13180

Blaine & Logan campaign flag, Westbrook, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1884

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photographic print

Item 77453

James Blaine telegram to G.F. Shepley, Augusta, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868

Location: Portland; Rockland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100960

Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum

Date: 1872

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

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Vice presidential campaign poster, 1968

Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

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'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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John Martin barn plan, Bangor, 1867

John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 3: 1867-

Grant's campaign for the presidency in 1872. He offers his own views of Horace Greeley, Grant's opponent, and other Democratic candidates for state…

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Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

… 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a…

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Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 108-128

… Part 6, pages 108-128 The 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley and Ulysses S. Grant consume much of this section.