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Historical Items

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Item 11296

Katahdin from Golden Road, 1987

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1987 Location: Mt. Katahdin Twp. Media: Photographic print

Item 8786

Old Orchard Road, Saco,1939

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1939 Location: Saco Media: Photoprint

Item 19457

Belgium Paving Hammer, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Mount Desert Media: metal and wood


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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

… umbrella shown on Main Street, Lincoln, prior to paved roads; however, utility poles are present. The Civil War monument and Methodist Church are…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Fritz was reported to be the fastest paving stone cutter. He died on March 7, 1985. Notice the clothes drying on the oven door.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Student genealogy

Fritz was reported to be the fastest paving stone cutter of his time. Dori Lemoine, one of Michael Fournier's 6-8th grade students, is a resident…