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Item 21232

Handmade wood shovel, New Sweden, ca. 1875

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 33900

Wood chest of drawers, Blue Hill, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

Date: circa 1800

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Wood

Item 23476

Penobscot walking stick, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Date: circa 1930

Media: Wood

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Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


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Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Woodblock Print by Jonathan Fisher

Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Fisher created the images by carving them (reversed) into wood blocks and then printing them.

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Title page of Jonathan Fisher's 'Scripture Animals,' 1834

Blue Hill, Maine - Writer

Jonathan Fisher carved the wood blocks, inked and printed by hand an image of each of the 142 creatures named in the Bible.

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Tilting Rock Pamphlet, Acadia National Park-Day Mountain, Seal Harbor, ca. 1960

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 6 of 6

Savage in 1959. The hand carving of the lettering panels was crafted by Savage and the carving of each pictorial panel was executed by Savage's…