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Historical Items

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Item 9846

Painting of a Caribou

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Saint Agatha Media: oil painting

Item 28728

Middle-class ladies painting, reading and knitting in 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1887 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 1275

Bogdonove and Warren Lumbard, Monhegan, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935-07-21 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 53378

Paint Shop, Mountfort Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas Laughlin Company Use: Paint Shop

Item 53873

46 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albion H. Brown Use: Paint Shop

Item 86349

Garage, Paint Shop, Store, Machine Shop, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Garage, Paint Shop, Store, Machine Shop


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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?


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


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.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A New Look at an Old Painting

A New Look at an Old Painting Morning View of Blue Hill VillageItem Contributed byJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

For additional information about this painting please refer to the exhibit entitled "A New Look at an Old Painting" on this site.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Four Birds of Native Species is an oil on canvas painting by Jonathan Fisher that demonstrates his artistic ability and his interest in nature.

My Maine Stories

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One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.


Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.