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Historical Items

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Item 9401

Letter of thanks from Female Orphan Asylum, Portland, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-10-15 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 67544

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

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1950 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 102651

Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Tax Records

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Item 62752

28-40 Mellen Street, Portland, 1924

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

Item 70374

139-151 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Female Orphan Asylum Use: Orphan Asylum

Item 70375

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

Owner in 1924: Female Orphan Asylum Use: Garage used as Playhouse


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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.


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 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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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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