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Historical Items Showing 3 of 126 View All

Item 1161

Junior Contest, Presque Isle, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 2006-05-19

Location: Presque Isle

Media: ink on paper

Item 26525

Junior Potato Queen contest, Fort Fairfield, 1967

Contributed by: Northeast Historic Film

Date: 1967

Location: Fort Fairfield

Media: 16mm film

Item 79313

Seventh Annual Prize Speaking Contest Program, Dixfield, 1917

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: 1917-02-16

Location: Dixfield

Media: ink on paper

Exhibits Showing 3 of 14 View All


Map of Maine, 1905

The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865

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

…   Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest The Bangor Commercial newspaper ran a contest in 1893, offering trips to the World's Fair…

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Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

… story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a Democrat/Liberal Republican.

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Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

Though sometimes contested, it is commonly believed that the artwork produced by these early painters is what drew the original rusticators to the…