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Item 17032

Walter Hustus letter from POW camp, 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1945

Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17048

Letter concerning Walter Hustus location, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11948

May Fellows, Vienna, 1892

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1892

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Cabinet photograph

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Townspeople seeing off soldiers, Lincoln, ca. 1918

Lincoln, Maine - World War I

A month later, Austria declared war on Serbia, leading into World War I. This all happened in the year of 1914 and continued until 1918.

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Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Of The Arts Era

… Kreisler was born on February 2, 1875, in Vienna, Austria. At the age of 13, he made his first U.S. appearance at Steinway Hall in New York City…