Keywords: bean pot
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Contributed by: Friendship Museum
Date: circa 1910
Media: red clay
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.
According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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… an early family, the Philbricks, crafted cream pots, bean crocks, molasses jugs, milk pans and other vessels from the red clay of the nearby…
Fired ceramic pots, possibly an outgrowth of earlier soapstone bowls, appear in southern Maine, suggesting the beginning of agriculture and a more…
… slabs of salt fish, molasses barrels and the pot belly stove. The store became a “nucleus for wholesale trade in grain, wool, apples, eggs and…