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Item 21712

Brig 'Dirigo' in Naples, Italy, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1869

Location: Naples; Harrington

Media: Tempera on paper

Item 53884

Mildred Burrage Italy arts pass, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1914

Location: Rome

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17290

Lillian Nordica, 1878

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association

Date: 1878

Location: Farmington

Media: copy print

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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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Lady with Dove, ca. 1830

A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Wilder Oilcloth Factory, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… of whom came from the British Isles, Spain and Italy. These artisans produced some of the finest public monuments and statuary found in America.

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Brown & McAllister Granite Quarry, Blue Hill Bay, ca. 1890

Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

… were locals but there were also quarrymen from Italy and Scotland. The town grew quickly during this time and there was a large boardinghouse run…

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Hallowell Granite Works carvers, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

Born in 1850 in Levigliani, Italy he came to America with his parents in 1877 at the age of 27. As a youth Protasio worked in the marble quarries of…

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills

by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes