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Historical Items Showing 3 of 368 View All

Item 13766

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 20506

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 20509

Commercial Block, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 379 View All

Item 37302

144 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clinton W. Davis Agent

Use: Shop - Junk

Item 37326

214-220 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percival P. Baxter Agent

Use: Shop - Junk

Item 88145

Lorette property, N. Side Welch Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James A. L. Lorette

Use: Commercial

Exhibits Showing 3 of 50 View All

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Portrait of John Hancock, 1765

John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Taber wagon with horses and farm laborers, ca. 1910

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 94 View All

Site Page

Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest

… article on World's Fair contest   Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest The Bangor Commercial newspaper ran a contest in 1893…

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

… just south of downtown at the south end of Commercial Street, was built in 1941. The new station was constructed completely out of brick, as…

Site Page

SEE NOTE Detail of USGS Topographical Map of Bath,  2000

Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… as the lowest of these areas were filled in and Commercial Street was added to the east of Front Street, the landscape of the downtown expanded…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898

by Hugh J. Chisholm


Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR