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Item 17278

Bedroom where Lillian Nordica, famous opera singer, was born

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1857-12-12 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 13295

Silhouettes of the Famous Class of 1825, Bowdoin College

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Brunswick; Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Item 8148

Williams Block, Skowhegan, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1850 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print


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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


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.


Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

Site Pages

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Longfellow National Historic Site

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Martha Ballard's Modern Connection

He was interviewed by fellow classmate _____________ about his famous relative. Click here to listen to the conversation.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… forefront of society, and in Biddeford, this was most famously captured when Frederick Douglass was denied entry to speak at a local church.

My Maine Stories

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Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe


A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.