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Item 82136

Yong Men Republican Club, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Republican Club through Biddeford Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 9590

Letter to John L. Stevens on Blaine nomination, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1888-04-20

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

Item 76632

Republican delegates to national convention, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868

Location: Portland; Norridgewock; Chicago

Media: Ink on paper

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'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.


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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Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

John Martin: Expert Observer - Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

… (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant, shopkeeper, and Republican supporter, drew the "Republican Wigwam," a temporary building that was located at the…

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Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

John Martin: Expert Observer - Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

… advised & concreted the shamefull betrayal of our republican party." The Bangor convention preceded the Democrats' Philadelphia convention, held…

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Dr. George W. Ladd, Bangor, ca. 1866

John Martin: Expert Observer - Dr. George W. Ladd, Bangor, ca. 1866

Martin, a Republican, described the activities of the post Civil War Democrats in Bangor. Martin wrote about a speech Ladd gave on Sept.