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Item 7823

Title: Hickey Freeman suit advertising card, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Media: Advertising card

Item 4337

Title: True's pinworm elixir advertisement, Auburn

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Auburn

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100157

Title: Swasey advertising blotter, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 32146

Address: 335-341 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles L Hayes

Style: Vernacular

Use: Dwelling & Store

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Notice of Daniel Webster death, Portland, 1852

A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


Taber wagon with horses and farm laborers, ca. 1910

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community