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Item 5978

Title: The Melody Kings, Saco, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1939

Location: Saco

Media: Photograph

Item 30071

Title: Bands marching through Sanford Square, 1955

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: 1955

Location: Sanford

Media: 35mm slide; transparency

Item 101513

Mystery Was this a band? Who are the musicians?

Title: The "German Band", Fortune's Rocks, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Glass plate negative

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Item 93816

Address: Assessor's Record, Mill and Band Saw, Brown's Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F. E. Irwin Lumber Company

Use: Mill and Band Saw

Item 99030

Address: 1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company

Use: Refreshment & Band Stand

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W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921

Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.


Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Barn moving

Monson Historical Society

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John A. Conway, Portland, ca. 1890

Maine Irish Heritage Center

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Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.