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Item 81166

Pike Street construction, Westbrook, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 103174

Colin Dunn's map of Westport Island, 1935

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1935-02-01 Location: Westport Island Media: Ink on paper


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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

… in the late 18th century acquainted him with the Scottish architect Robert Adams, who popularized the Adamesque style that used elements found in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

… of Savages on Mount Desert Island included Scottish immigrant John Savage (1756-1816) and his wife Sarah Dolliver (1764-1851).

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… this profitable business, Waldo gathered several Scottish Presbyterian families together, bringing them to the area with renewed hopes for a…