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Historical Items

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Item 35318

Everett Staples store parade float, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 9408

Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: circa 1950 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photoprint

Item 18399

Tancrel House, Lewiston, 1895

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1895-06-24 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 53873

46 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albion H. Brown Use: Paint Shop

Item 87939

McVey property, N. Side Island Avenue, Lot 95, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alice E. McVey Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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?

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950 Contributed by Presque Isle Fire Department Description The photograph was taken in December…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

… to adorn table centerpieces and other seasonal decorations, before plastic and foam decorations were created.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… to adorn table centerpieces and other seasonal decorations, before plastic and foam decorations were created.

My Maine Stories

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My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.