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Item 23273

Title: United States Life-Saving Service men at drill, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 9359

Title: Maine, from the United States Gazetteer

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1795

Media: Ink on paper

Item 98871

Title: Cover, Instruction Book and Guide to the United States Riviera Recreational Area, Nice, France, 1945

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1945

Location: Nice; Lewiston

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 53805

Address: Assessor's Record, 314 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Custom House

Item 63258

Address: Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Post Office

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Exhibit

Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

Exhibit

Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Exhibit

Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Site

B-26 and crew, Presque Isle air field, ca. 1943

Presque Isle Air Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History

The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.

Site

Hampden Highlands Post Office, circa 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden

An introduction to Hampden history as presented by students from Reeds Brook Middle School, the Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, and Hampden Historical Society. Areas focused on include early settlement, expansion, Riverside Park, Hampden Academy, important residents, shipyards, the War of 1812, and more.