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Item 5486

Rebecca Usher account of Abraham Lincoln visit, Virginia, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865

Location: City Point; Hollis Center

Media: Paper

Item 19230

Choice Thoughts from Longfellow board game, 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1890

Media: paper

Item 31742

Josiah Pierce on thoughts of moving south, Portland, 1851

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Date: 1851

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


Locket of George Washington's hair

Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.


The "Boxer" and "Enterprise," Monhegan, 1831

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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Guilford Center House, 1983

Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

… Society Guilford Center House This house is thought to be the oldest house that still stands in Guilford. The photograph was taken in 1983.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Poem of the 1896 Flood by William Lewis

… was 10 feet under without any food Hope was thought to be lost after the second day, When on the third the water flowed away.

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Lillian Nordica, Farmington, ca. 1911

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lillian Nordica, Farmington, ca. 1911

… Nordica." The date is uncertain, but it is thought she presented it to the library trustees on the occasion of her last public performance in…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 18 View All


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


I never thought I would work at a paper mill.

by Greg Bizier

I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.


A case of mistaken animal identity

by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.