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Item 31719

Wackwarreska, Scarborough, ca. 1651

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1651

Location: Scarborough; Scarborough

Media: Painting; mural

Item 102782

Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Contributed by: Bob and Callie Connor through Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1858

Location: Westport Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 27466

Jonathan Poor's murals in Farmington, circa 1950

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?


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Nursing students, Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1898

One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

The Ben Butlers tell us these murals were painted by Jonathan Poor, nephew of Rufus Porter. Other Farmington Falls homes boast walls with similar…

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Patten Free Library, Bath, 1978

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Patten Free Library

… who is an artist that made the children's room mural. Center Street, Bath, ca. 1925Item Contributed byPatten Free Library This library also…

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Mechanics Institute of Rumford, ca. 1911

Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

… of Portland, who is known to have painted similar murals in a now demolished church in Mayville, near Bethel.