Keywords: The Children's Hour
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Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Media: oil on canvas
Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library
Date: circa 1848
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.
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People spent their days toiling long hours to produce the basic necessities of life for themselves and their immediate family.
… two 10-inch whistles were in operation 1,402 hours, consuming 128,085 pounds of coal.” By the turn of the century, the Canadian-invented Diaphone…
The scene was chaotic. “We were short of officers, our remaining line officers barely sufficing to furnish each company with a commander, some…
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by Mary D. McGuirk
My life and career as a USAF Nurse
by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by Darrin MC Mclellan
Stories of growing up Downeast