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Item 6776

Thomas Jefferson letter to William King

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1819-11-19

Location: Monticello

Media: Ink on paper

Item 102121

Frederick Dow, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Crayon Enhanced Photogrpahic Print

Item 101745

Elihu Washburne on clothing and politics, Hallowell, 1837

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Date: 1837-05-26

Location: Hallowell; Hampden

Media: Ink on paper

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Thomas Brackett Reed lapel pin

Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.


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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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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

John Martin: Expert Observer - Illustrations: Politicians & Personalities

… Illustrations: Politicians & Personalities

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Gravenstein apple, Bangor, 1866

John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 48-64

He discusses a number of local politicians and projects, including the plan for a Bangor to Waterville Railroad.

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John Martin barn plan, Bangor, 1867

John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 3: 1867-

… plans of gates, 1866 Democratic Convention, politicians   Part 2, pages 30-47Profiles of political figures, including Hannibal Hamlin, 1866…

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement