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Item 6735

Birds'-eye view of Alfred Shaker community, 1880

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers

Date: 1880-01-29

Location: Alfred

Media: Slide from an illustration- camera obscura/lucida

Item 98886

Jotham Sewall to Samuel Sewall on religious work, 1805

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1805

Location: Edgecomb

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6628

Sabbathday Lake Quartette

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers

Date: circa 1900

Location: New Gloucester

Media: Black and white print; glass plate negative

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Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue, Portland, ca. 1911

Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.

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Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Bar mitzvah invitation, Portland, 1957

Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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First Parish Church, Portland, ca. 1890

First Parish in Portland

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'A Concise Statement' Shaker document, 1963

United Society of Shakers

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