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Item 7734

Hardiweave suits advertising brochure

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 7743

Hickey-Freeman suits advertising card

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 7879

Royal Warrant suits advertising brochure ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Ink on paper


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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Alec Borland (1860-1924) and Herman Staples (1895-1964) are standing by a paving stone. Herman is in the suit at right.

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Presque Isle Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fashion of the '40s

… and people had to begin to make dresses and other suits with an adjustable waist to guarantee the items fit individuals for a longer period of time.

My Maine Stories

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


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