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Item 74854

Electric shock first-aid poster, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Ink on paper

Item 74853

Electrical first-aid booklet, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Media: Ink on paper


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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.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

… a motor court with the advent of World War II and gas rationing, and the Government converted the units to housing for South Portland shipyard…

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Lincoln, Maine - Cars, Model T

The size and the way cars and/or trucks use up gas has changed a lot, and the price of gas has changed too. Cars and trucks are made differently.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… until the arrival of the Islesboro Land and Improvement Company in 1888, which began buying large parcels of farm land at the southern end of the…