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Item 11827

Map of the British and French North America, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1755 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 15811

James A. MacLauchlan, New Brunswick, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Kings Landing Historical Settlement Date: circa 1840 Media: oil paint on canvas

Item 102335

Final preparations for Paris Convention, Waterville, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927-08-11 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on Paper

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

Those settlers quickly discovered the ease of providing food, shelter, and clothing for their families.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

The boundary dispute began with the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution in 1783; the treaty stated that the eastern boundary of the…

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… 1783 • War of Independence ends with signing of Treaty of Paris 1789 • Louis Delesdernier appointed first collector for customs District of