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Item 16062

Title: Maine Farmers Exchange holiday potato bag, Presque Isle, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1975

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Paper

Item 26188

Title: Vacation Cottages at Camp Ellis, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1880

Location: Saco

Media: black and white photograph

Item 1139

Title: Chamberlain holiday proclamation, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1870-03-26

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

Exhibit

Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

Exhibit

Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Site

Schooner <em>Ella M. Willey</em>, ca. 1900

Thomaston Historical Society

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Site

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Site

Bowdoin group at Negro Island Harbor, Nova Scotia, 1891

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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