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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

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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City Hall Stage in 1912

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.


Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

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.


W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

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.

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 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

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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Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901

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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Wabanaki family inside tent, Bar Harbor, ca. 1885

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…

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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