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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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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.


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.


Shoe valentine


Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.