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Item 50318

YWCA tent, Maine Centennial, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 15616

Walter Mansur and E. B. White, Aroostook Woods, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1895

Media: Photographic print

Item 8335

Tenting Grounds at Old American Thread Bar Mill Grounds

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum

Date: 1927

Media: Photographic print

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald

Use: Store & Storage

Exhibits Showing 3 of 18 View All


Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Sailmaker's roping palm, 1888

A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.


John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

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Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

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

… Society View of Baird's Quarry stones and tents where the workers would cut their stones to size located at Minturn, Swan's Island around 1900…

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Green Mountain House, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1885

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… 21316 infoAcadia National Park The next day a tent was erected on the lawn and meals were served just two days later.

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Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… Wabanaki baskets that Rusticators may have encountered in the sales tents of the encampments. Hat Box Basket Penobscot 1850s Ash, indigo

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


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