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Item 17031

Title: Letter from POW camp, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland

Media: ink on paper

Item 17048

Title: Letter concerning Walter Hustus location, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 4313

Title: Walter Hustus at Stalag 17-B, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Gneixendorf

Media: Black and white photograph

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River

An introduction to Bangor history as depicted by a broad-based group of city institutions and organizations. Partners included the middle-level William S. Cohen and James F. Doughty Schools, Bangor High School, Bangor Public Library, Bangor Museum and Center for History, and individual city historians. Topics covered include early railroads, natural disasters, the Brady Gang, the Civil War, and the 1940s.