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Item 80355

Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum

Date: circa 1910

Location: Friendship

Media: red clay

Item 100156

Swasey bean pot, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Stoneware

Item 7993

Cast Iron bean pots awaiting shipment

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

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Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

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.

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

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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Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… an early family, the Philbricks, crafted cream pots, bean crocks, molasses jugs, milk pans and other vessels from the red clay of the nearby…

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Fired ceramic pots, possibly an outgrowth of earlier soapstone bowls, appear in southern Maine, suggesting the beginning of agriculture and a more…

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Farmington Harvest, pre 1900

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… 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…