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Item 15785

A Trophy Deer Head, Charles West, c. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 13588

Walter Mansur, Camp Caribou

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1895

Media: Photographic print

Item 14623

Frank R. Wilson Taxidermist shop, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… as well as the close proximity to Campobello and Deer Islands made the work of customs officials difficult indeed.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

Small, a Deer Isle man who served as a doctor on Swan’s Island between the years 1891 and 1903, points out in his island history that the name…

Site Page

Governor Bodwell Steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… fifty years of sporadic mail brought from the Deer Isle or Mount Desert Island post offices whenever a sailboat happened to be heading through.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All

Story

Apple Time - a vist to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall


Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

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

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR