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Historical Items

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Item 102561

Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps World War I poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Lithograph

Item 102549

"For Every Fighter A Woman Worker" Y.W.C.A. World War I poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Media: Ink on paper

Item 102560

Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds World War I poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Lithograph


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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

Lewiston: Dingley, Inc. 1822-1928. Print. "World War I." World War I. Web. <>.

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

However if it was back in 1860’s, I wouldn’t have that right as a female. The Civil War started people thinking about civil rights, like rights for…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

I would not know if my husband would come back fine, if he would be injured, or if he would come back at all.

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II