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Historical Items

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Item 75454

'Senator Baxter' hand pumper engine, Bath, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1920 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 76564

Hallowell hand pumper "Tiger" postcard, 1936

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1836 Location: Hallowell Media: Postcard

Item 16302

Houlton's 1861 hand pumper, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1930 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

After the buckets came the invention of the hand pumper. To work the hand pumper, someone would pour in water while a second person would pump a…