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Item 79619

Detex Watchclock and Station, 1927

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum

Date: 1927

Media: Metal

Item 20314

Chapman Bank moving day, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1924

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 35349

Hopley Yeaton ceremony, Lubec, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1975-08-19

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… Navigation remain under jurisdiction of the Coast Guard, now part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Site Page

Centennial souvenir pin, Lubec, 1911

Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

Andrews Band, Frontier National Guards, Capt. Bradish were followed by the Knights of Columbus float and P. Gillis Council K. of C.

Site Page

Riverside Park stage, Hampden, circa 1910

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… the park employed a stable of security guards, as well as police officers Fred Flynn and Harry Edgecomb, available to escort any riffraff from the…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton


Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

The Wall

by Michael Uhl


What it means to have beaten the odds