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Keywords: Star lobster, Lobster, Food industries

Historical Items

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Item 4149

Star Lobster packing label

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Portland Media: paper

Item 23427

Star lobster packing label, ca. 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland; Paris Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

… red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new Constellation." Now, our flag consists of thirteen…