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Item 11795

Red Cross button - 1918

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library

Date: 1918

Media: tin and plastic

Item 80020

Red Cross Ladies, Princeton, 1941

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library

Date: 1941

Location: Princeton

Media: Photographic print

Item 80450

Red Cross First Aid Class, Princeton, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Joyce Carle through Princeton Public Library

Date: circa 1942

Location: Princeton

Media: Photographic print

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British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.


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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


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Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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Red Cross cart in bicycle parade, Biddeford, 1917

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Estelle M. Tatterson (1852-1934)

Estelle M. Tatterson (1852-1934) Red Cross cart in bicycle parade, Biddeford, 1917 Item 31001 infoMcArthur Public Library In eulogizing her…

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Ice Storm, Dr. Hubbard Office Museum, Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - Day 5

… in the Ice Storm What part did the American Red Cross play in the ice storm of ’98? The storm hit most of New England and parts of Canada, and…

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Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994

Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… they were able to navigate the bureaucratic red tape of crossing the Iron Curtain and plan a tour in the Soviet Union as Nowick had hoped.

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life

by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II