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Item 49573

Mystery Do you know this dapper young man?

Unidentified young man, Freeport, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Freeport

Media: Photographic print

Item 28987

Young man wearing sealskin clothes, Rockland, 1891

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Date: 1891

Location: Rockland

Media: paper; photograph

Item 37156

Alney Chase as a young man, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1865

Media: Tintype

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1829

Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.


John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

William S. Cohen, The Man and the School William S. Cohen ca. 1944Item courtesy of the University of Maine Special Collections.

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Everett S. "Shep" Hurd, Bangor, 1932

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang Everett S. "Shep" Hurd, Bangor, 1932Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Text by the 7th Grade Maine…

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MMN Image 68825

Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… Phebe’s third husband was Olin Fowler – a young man from Lubec whose father was an itinerant Methodist preacher.

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


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.