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Item 100302

Bankruptcy arrest warrant, Portland, 1802

Contributed by: Tate House Museum

Date: 1802

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 70816

Order for arrest of Rebel shoemaker, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 101278

John Witherspoon on William Franklin's arrest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1776-07-03

Location: Philadelphia

Media: Ink on paper

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Portrait of John Hancock, 1765

John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

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.

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Police, City Marshal and Officers, Hallowell, 1888

Historic Hallowell - City Marshals

… made forty eight arrests: twenty one Drunk arrests, five arrests on people that had no home and went from place to place, thirteen arrests of…

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Marcellus Emery, Bangor, ca. 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 5, pages 77-96

… mentioned include: Lincoln assassination Booth's arrest Martin store burglary Thomas McAloon William Stevens Michael Driscoll Cornelius Driscoll…

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Benjamin Kimball, Bangor, ca. 1867

John Martin: Expert Observer - Benjamin Kimball, Bangor, ca. 1867

Kimball was arrested and Martin speculated that he lost most of his business as a result of the incident.