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Item 18397

St. John the Baptist parade, Auburn, 1962

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1962

Location: Auburn

Media: Photographic print

Item 18408

St. John the Baptist celebration, Lewiston, 1958

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1958

Location: Lewiston; Auburn

Media: Photographic print

Item 18413

St. John the Baptist Day, 1963

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1963

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


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Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Map of Presque Isle, ca. 1870

Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

John River and then back into the United States duty free. The farmers in the area catered to the lumber industry by growing grain, hay and potatoes…

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Captain John W. Kane, Blue Hill, ca. 1900

Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… houses [among them the first congregational and baptist churches in blue hill] and other public buildings, 15 barns and sheds, 10 stern mouldings…

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Christ Church (1893) was built in Dark Harbor by Episcopalian summer residents. St. Mary’s of the Isles (1901) was built for the Catholic summer help…