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Item 68368

"Princess Bonnie" theater program, Farmington State Normal School, June 1926

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1926-06-14

Location: Farmington

Media: ink on paper

Item 33480

Dude Cowboy advertising at City Theater, Biddeford, ca. 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1915

Location: Biddeford

Media: Glass Negative

Item 27954

Dreamland Theater, Front Street, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bath

Media: Photographic print

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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."


Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Braden Theater

It re-opened on Saturday, March 1, 2009. The theater still has three screens. The first movies that played at the re-opened theater were: “There Will…

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Playhouse, Surry, 1946

Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… Society Like hundreds of other summer stock theaters popping up in vacation locales of New England in the 1920s and '30s, the Surry Theater

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Sawmill, Surry, ca. 1903

Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

… along the saw, was short and referred to by locals as a "snap-dragon." Around 1906 Hollis bought a steam engine from the Blue Hill Inn.