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Historical Items

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Item 7730

Child with doll and pet dog, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Media: Photoprint

Item 15893

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his dog Trap, 1864-65

Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site Date: circa 1864 Location: Cambridge Media: Albumen print

Item 17283

Opera singer Lillian Nordica and her poodle, Turk

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1894 Location: Farmington; Berlin Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

My Maine Stories

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A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR