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Item 9401

Title: Letter of thanks from Female Orphan Asylum, Portland, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856-10-15

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 67544

Title: Santa Claus at the Healey Asylum, Lewiston, c.1950

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1950

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photograph

Item 20851

Title: St. Elizabeth's Home, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 62752

Address: 28-40 Mellen Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Asylum

Use: Asylum

Item 70374

Address: 139-151 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Female Orphan Asylum

Use: Orphan Asylum

Item 70375

Address: Assessor's Record, 147 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Female Orphan Asylum

Use: Garage used as Playhouse

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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Moving in, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, 1976

Eastern Maine Medical Center

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