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Item 18713

Title: Bridgewater Odd Fellows' stage curtain

Contributed by: Bridgewater Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bridgewater; Venice

Media: fabric and paint

Item 15523

Title: Cumston Hall Auditorium Stage and Curtain, Monmouth, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monmouth Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monmouth

Media: glass plate negative

Item 15394

Title: Houlton Grange stage curtain, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Houlton Grange

Date: circa 1930

Location: Houlton; Springfield

Media: paint on canvas

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Item 36676

Address: 89 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ellen M Payne

Use: Dwelling & Store

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Exhibit

Atherton's Furniture, Free Street, Portland, 1938

Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

Exhibit

Lillian Nordica as Valentine, 1887

Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Exhibit

Governor Baxter and His Dog, ca. 1921

People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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Site

View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.