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Item 6598

Title: The Small Shop, Lewiston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

Item 79979

Title: Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Rumford

Media: photograph

Item 51815

Title: Barber licensing, West Lubec, 1961

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1961

Location: Lubec

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 52734

Address: 4-8 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small

Use: Store - Furniture

Item 52738

Address: 14-16 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small

Use: Store & Club Rooms

Item 40190

Address: 1174 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William Lord

Use: Store - Grocery

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Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

John Martin: Expert Observer

John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor began in 1864 looking back at his life, family, business and recreational experiences and recording those events and thoughts -- with narrative and illustrations -- for his children. Martin called himself an "expert accountant," but he was interested in architecture, dance, fashion, gardening, politics, business, religion, and the world around him.


Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.


Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.