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Item 15838

Title: Centennial Parade float, Eliot, 1910

Contributed by: William Fogg Library

Date: 1910-08-11

Location: Eliot

Media: Postcard

Item 1186

Title: Westbrook parade, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Westbrook

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 35293

Title: Biddeford Police on parade, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1916-09-16

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Olson-Oberg aerial wedding, Caribou, 1930

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

Exhibit

W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Exhibit

St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.