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Item 17825

Violin, Double Sided

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 34080

Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894

Contributed by: An individual through Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

Date: 1894

Location: Brookline; Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

Item 53019

Violin pupils, Fairfield, 1918

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1918

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

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Elise Fellows White, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.


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Mellie Dunham's dance band, Norway, ca. 1925

Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


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W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894

Blue Hill, Maine - Adelaide Pearson

… growth as a cultural center after the Second World War. Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894Item Contributed byJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Lewis Litchfield, Scarborough, ca. 1958

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

Winslow Homer made a sketch of the violin and gave it to Mrs. Vaill who was offered a substantial sum for it.

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Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… Library Pierre Painchaud himself mastered the violin, the cello, and the coronet, as well as singing and performing comedy routines as a…

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers