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Item 18168

Title: Sebago Post Office, 1925

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Sebago

Media: Postcard

Item 13127

Title: Houlton's Old Post Office, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton

Media: glass plate negative

Item 18170

Title: Sebago Post Office desk, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Sebago

Media: Wood

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Item 86129

Address: Office, Browns Wharf Office Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F E Irwin Lumber Company

Use: Office

Item 86858

Address: Office, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Office

Item 36669

Address: 78-84 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Cornelius Connolly

Use: Office

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Exhibit

Civil War post office scroll, 1862-1864

Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

Exhibit

Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

Exhibit

Dunlap Declaration of Independence, 1776

Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.

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Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.