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Historical Items

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Item 80407

A cousin's "letter of counseling" to Sarah Tarbox, 1846

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1846-02-11 Location: Westport Island; Wiscasset Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… often about political issues, race, standards of feminine beauty, education, and motion pictures. When he became incensed by the condition of the…

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… a large panel truck, laden with dresses and other feminine wear for the ladies. (Sometimes the dress of choice would be selected, only to find the…

My Maine Stories

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.