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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 in Washington, D.C., 1952

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.


George Washington at Monmouth

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, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

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.

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Tractor plowing snow, Lovell,  ca. 1930

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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Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

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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Hall Quarry Schoolhouse and Children

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 Showing 3 of 17 View All


Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970

by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse


Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.