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Item 11792

General Dwight D. Eisenhower button

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: circa 1950 Media: tin and plastic

Item 11794

McGovern-Eagleton presidential campaign button, 1972

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: 1972 Media: metal, campaign button

Item 101267

Button Gwinnet sale of Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia, 1773

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1773-02-05 Location: St. Catherine's Island; Beaufort Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.


A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

He brought those buttons to Mazie for her to clean, sort, and organize. She piled all her findings in a simple shopping bag.

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 2 of 4

We button the edges of 2 togather and throw them over A pole supported by 2 cruches and then pin another piece up to the end and A tent is made for 3…

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

When receiving a call, the dispatcher pushes a button as a tone comes on their pager. Then, the dispatcher comes and says where and what is the…