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Item 71042

Title: Letter to Col. Shepley on circumstances in New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-06-02

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 29089

Title: The Saco Factory Girl and Emily Adderson Romances of Real Life, 1852

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1852

Location: Saco

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17177

Title: Sarah F. Sanborn letter to Peter Sanborn, 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1857-03-06

Location: Readfield; Auburn

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Exhibit

Lillian Nordica as Valentine, 1887

Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Exhibit

Notice of Daniel Webster death, Portland, 1852

A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.