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Historical Items

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Item 79049

Scull Cottage, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Northeast Harbor Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Northeast Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 28959

The Barnacle, Prouts Neck, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historic Preservation Commission Date: 1885 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

Exhibit

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.