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Item 23497

Bentwood container, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Date: circa 1820

Media: Wood

Item 21146

Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 22992

Dinner pail, Mapleton, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Mapleton

Media: enameled steel

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Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?


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Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

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Collapsible Cup, Civil War, ca. 1862

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… 31838 infoNorth Yarmouth Historical Society A collapsible metal cup which fit neatly into a container with lid was part of Luther's mess kit.

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Lacquered Napkin Rings, Strong Wood Turning Corp., Strong, ca. 1955

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

made multi-colored lacquered napkin rings. These would be used to decoratively contain cloth napkings in a formal table setting.

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Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1895

Presque Isle: The Star City - Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1895

This image is contained in the nine-volume published collection of photographs titled, "Art Work of Aroostook County, Maine," Chicago, 1895, v.

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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.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey