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Item 20542

Trappers' Cabin, Stockholm, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Stockholm

Media: Photographic print

Item 5282

Sabattus Lola and Sabattus Mitchell, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 73784

Beaver Pelt

Contributed by: Museums of Old York

Media: Beaver pelt

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Handkerchief box, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

1880 Item 80736 infoAbbe Museum Handkerchief Box Tomah Joseph, Passamaquoddy Late 19th century Birch bark, spruce root, ash, hide

Site Page

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 4 of 5

They would hide behind barrels and throw potatoes at each other. If they got caught they would get in trouble. Once one boy got hit in the eye.

Site Page

Benjamin Chesley, Lincoln, ca. 1850

Lincoln, Maine - Benjamin Chesley

He used his cattle for meat and hides for clothes as well. He owned over 30 sheep and he bought a herd of cattle every summer.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton


Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast