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Item 10156

Outdoor crafts lesson at Camp Runoia, 1951

Contributed by: Camp Runoia

Date: 1951

Location: Belgrade Lakes

Media: Photographic print

Item 28728

Middle-class ladies painting, reading and knitting in 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1887

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 122

Americanization class, Boys Club, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1923

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

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Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… Time Explore the Exhibits Scavenger Hunt   These lessons are designed to promote skills in visual analysis, historical interpretation, and critical…

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Musicians for dances at Mertic Morrison's restaurant, Swan's Island, ca.1968

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Islanders were also able to take lessons from people on the island. Randal White was one of many islanders to have music lessons. Mrs.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Maine Community Heritage Project

… range of themes and topics in Maine history; lesson plans; a gallery of student history projects; online tools that allow site visitors to create…

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Story

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.


"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves


West Point during World War II

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII