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Item 42434

Frances L. Larrabee as 'Arrangement in Gray and Black,' 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923-12-15 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10367

Toy Len Goon, American Mother of the Year, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952-05-10 Location: Portland; New York Media: Photoprint

Item 51055

Mother and child, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Portland Media: Ambrotype


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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.


A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 2 of 3

Potatoes are extremely common here, but my mother had never heard of the word “potato” until she moved to the County.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

Martin recalled that he and his mother and sister were returning in June 1846 from a visit to Ellsworth where his mother had grown up and where…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Mothers also made school lunches at home and parties at their houses were festivals. Families were happy no matter what they were doing at anytime…

My Maine Stories

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam


Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse