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Item 18713

Bridgewater Odd Fellows' stage curtain

Contributed by: Bridgewater Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bridgewater; Venice

Media: fabric and paint

Item 15523

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

Contributed by: Monmouth Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monmouth

Media: Glass Negative

Item 15394

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

89 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ellen M Payne

Use: Dwelling & Store

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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.


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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.


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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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Hallowell Cotton Mill, Academy Street, ca. 1885

Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

… because it made fabrics like dresses and lace curtains. This helped Hallowell because it provided jobs for men, women, and children.

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Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… Resivoir, House painted chrome yellow with yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint Resivoir scuttles cast iron set in…

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Waterfront with steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

Inside, you know the curtain that goes up, that was so pretty. But that’s about all I remember of that because...they tore it down after that."…

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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