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Item 79704

Mystery Recognize the militia uniforms? the men?

Militiamen in dress uniform, Westport Island, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: circa 1875

Location: Westport Island

Media: Lacquered iron

Item 31411

Dakin's Sporting Goods uniforms out of Bangor, 1930

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: 1930

Location: Bangor; Hanover

Media: Photographic print

Item 100149

Original Waldoboro Fire Department patch, Waldoboro, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1960

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Cloth

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

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.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Annual Report, Hallowell, 1899

Historic Hallowell - Uniforms and Expenses

Over time, the uniform changed. Today's police wear uniforms that are of similar design and color making it easy to identify them.

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Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.

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Dakin's Sporting Goods uniforms out of Bangor, 1930

Life on a Tidal River - More Shep Hurd Photos

More Shep Hurd Photos Dakin's Sporting Goods uniforms out of Bangor, 1930 Item 31411 infoBangor Historical Society

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


We will remember

by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War