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Historical Items Showing 3 of 188 View All

Item 6127

Stonecutters, Deer Isle, c. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Deer Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 31735

King Street, Scarborough, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Scarborough

Media: Postcard

Item 1012

30th Maine Regiment, Drum Corps, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 35 View All

Item 82526

Skillings property, Oaklawn Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Beardman T. Skillings

Style: Cottage

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89313

Skillings property, S. Side Belvidere Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Henry T. Skillings

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89315

Skillings property, S. Side Belvidere Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Henry T. Skillings

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 53 View All


Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

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.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 60 View All

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Survey plot, Cambridge Commons, 1792

Blue Hill, Maine - Surveyor

He was to use these skills as a means to supplement his parson's income and to help his town and his neighbors create the town of Blue Hill, Maine.

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Drop Front Desk, Blue Hill ca. 1800

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

This drop-front desk is an example of fine cabinetry skills. It has several concealed drawers in the area above the writing surface.

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Mariner's Compass, 1791

Blue Hill, Maine - Mathematician

… was also a study project at Harvard where practical application of mathematical concepts was evident and Fisher's skills clearly demonstrated.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design

by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor


My life as a revolutionary knitter

by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes