Keywords: patent medicine
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Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner
Date: circa 1935
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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.
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: 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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All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Clearwater placed…
… medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title of "beloved physician"…
Midwifery, ground-breaking research, and even patent medicine empires have been part of Hallowell's medical history.