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Item 31178

Steeves' Maine Patent Medicine Warehouse, Water Street, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 6547

Kickapoo medicine show, Fryeburg Fair, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photoprint

Item 29186

All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner Date: circa 1935 Location: Hallowell Media: text

Tax Records

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Item 66069

155-157 Noyes Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cora B. Barstow Use: Store


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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.


In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Historic Hallowell - Henry Pope Clearwater Ph.D.~ Patient Medicine Mass Marketer

All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Clearwater placed…

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title of "beloved physician"…

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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

Midwifery, ground-breaking research, and even patent medicine empires have been part of Hallowell's medical history.