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Item 16981

Tobacco cutter, Haynesville, c. 1875

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1875

Location: Haynesville; Philadelphia

Media: iron

Item 61116

Clay Tobacco Pipe, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Contributed by: Maine State Museum

Date: circa 1607

Location: Phippsburg

Media: Clay

Item 13154

Pratt's Tobacco Store, Westbrook, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1914

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph, glass negative, lantern slide

Tax Records Showing 3 of 6 View All

Item 36659

49 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Felice Giampetruzzi

Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 37399

469-471 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Watts

Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 63148

56-60 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: David Shwartz & Sons, Inc.

Use: Store Building

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Jack Lawrence, Saco, on Bicycle, ca. 1900

A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.


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Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


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Good Will Farm roundel, Fairfield, 1918

George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

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Dam across Prestile Stream, Presque Isle, 1910

Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

As Walter had already decided to sell, he declined. Okell then asked if Arthur would be interested in selling the tobacco products since he had a…

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Frederick Rogers to his mother Hannah, Virginia, March 23, 1862

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… one who sent that Veasie for it got A fine bit of Tobacco for me. Well I must close please give me respects to all. Yours truly Fred H.

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Old Custom House, Hampden, ca.

Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

tobacco By Philadelphia iron By truckage to Boston By a Paper of Pins By 1/2 bushel of salt By a bunch of thread During the Revolutionary War, John…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey