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Item 5988

Title: Seaside Park, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photograph

Item 92

Title: Biplane, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1923

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative

Item 8897

Title: MGH donkey baseball game, Portland, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: 1950-06-20

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Jack Lawrence, Saco, on Bicycle, ca. 1900

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.


Pvt. John E. Stewart on letter writing, Virginia, 1861

Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

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First Parish Church, Portland, ca. 1890

First Parish in Portland

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Libby and Co. Ice Wagon, Scarborough, ca. 1880

Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.