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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Date: circa 1890
Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert; Mount Desert
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Address: 2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines
Use: Stores & Offices
Address: 557 Congress Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Hutchinson Shoe Co.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
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.