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Item 184

Title: Portland Observatory, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: color transparency

Item 166

Title: Portland Observatory, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: art on paper

Item 168

Title: Portland Observatory, Munjoy Hill, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Portland

Media: color transparency

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Item 37774

Address: 138-142 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ellen York

Use: Observatory

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Exhibit

Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Exhibit

Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

Air Force trainees, Colby College, 1942

A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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Site

Tate House, Portland, ca. 1970

Greater Portland Landmarks

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Site

Adam Simpson Green, Colby College, 1887

Colby College Special Collections

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Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.