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Item 103640

O.R. Patch family, Bangor, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Ambrotype

Item 36415

Watercolor of Eliza Jane (Trafton) Sewall, York, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Museums of Old York Date: circa 1830 Location: York Media: Watercolor on paper

Item 102027

Bessie Greenblatt, Bath, ca. 1927

Contributed by: An individual through Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1927 Location: Westport Island; Bath Media: Photographic print


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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.


Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.