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Item 69635

Patriotism Pageant program, Farmington State Normal School, June 20, 1917

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1917-06-20

Location: Farmington

Media: ink on paper

Item 98605

Julia Muzzy patriotic scrapbook, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862 - 1865

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5451

Ruth Fairbanks, Portland, circa 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1922

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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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.


Pvt. John E. Stewart on letter writing, Virginia, 1861

Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.


Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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U.S. Grant post #143 charter, Biddeford, 1885

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… Item 31599 infoMcArthur Public Library However patriotic a citizen might be, the realities of soldiering were not glamorous.

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Biddeford Pool, ca. 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… 1960 at his New York apartment, leaving behind a legacy of patriotic posters, strong opinions, and a fondness for his time in Biddeford Pool.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War & Biddeford

… Historical Society "It is with feelings of patriotic pride that I refer to the record of our City during the past year in regard to the national…

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The only letter to survive World War II

by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.