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Item 73719

William P. Preble request for stamps, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans; Portland; Memphis; Baton Rouge Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18169

Last Day Cancellation, Sebago, 1940

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1940-04-30 Location: Sebago Media: Paper Ink Stamps

Item 23719

Boy Scouts, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.



Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.


John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Invitation, Farmington, 1903

It has a one cent postage stamp and cancellation marks from Farmington. The weather was fine, and over two thousand persons attended.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… James Montgomery Flagg Children and war stamps World War I poster, 1917 Item 14794 infoMaine Historical Society Known by family as Monty…

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Life on a Tidal River - Resources

… "Bangor High School students buy $2,748.65 in war stamps." Bangor Daily News Dec. 9, 1943, Print. Gilman, Robert;, and John Heide.