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Item 6190

Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, c. 1880

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives

Date: circa 1885

Location: Eliot

Media: Photographic print

Item 5486

Rebecca Usher account of Abraham Lincoln visit, Virginia, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865

Location: City Point; Hollis Center

Media: Paper

Item 17671

Be Kind to Animals Week, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1927

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald

Use: Store & Storage

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Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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Three watercolors of hogs, Blue Hill, ca. 1814

Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

This watercolor picture of three kinds of hogs is done in Fisher's typical straightforward style.

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Wooden Box, Blue Hill, ca. 1800

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

This white wooden box has simple lines and form and is an example of the kinds of boxes he made and sold to add to the family's finances.

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MMN Image 27512

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

… be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well as allowed them to store the flour for later use.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All

Story

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25


How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.