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Historical Items

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Item 15633

Harry Hayman Cochrane, Monmouth, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Monmouth Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Monmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 6324

An Evening with French composers choral program

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1899-03-20 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14973

Howard Reed Stevens, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.


A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


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.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

… Library Description Collection of poems composed by Julia Harris May, a resident of Strong, 1833-1912.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… to repairing and tuning musical instruments, composing and arranging music, teaching music, and directing the choir at St. Joseph’s Church.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

The village is composed of a score or two of little wood and canvas shanties, in which are sold a great variety of aboriginal trinkets, skins of seal…

My Maine Stories

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How to prepare "Paquet de poisson a la vapeur"
by Titi de Baccarat

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima