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Item 22987

School book bag, Mapleton, 1923

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Mapleton

Media: cloth

Item 11820

Drawstring bag, Skowhegan, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1864

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Patterned Cloth

Item 79983

Continental Paper Bag Company proclamation, Rumford Falls, 1905

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1905

Location: Rumford

Media: booklet/ink on paper

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Item 37312

165-171 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H Robinson

Use: Store

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Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.


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'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Grist and saw mills on the Upper Falls, Rumford, ca. 1895

Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Each machine made bags of various sizes. The Flat Bag Department made bags for flour, groceries, clothing, confectioneries, and bread in more than 35…

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Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in distinctive marketing efforts that is still evident today.

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Phil Richards with his buck, Strong, ca. 1944

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Richards (1919-1988) bagged this beautiful buck during the hunting season of 1944 and brought it home lashed to the front of his automobile.

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman