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Item 12115

Title: 'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library

Date: 1964-01-28

Location: Bangor; Skowhegan

Media: Black and white cartoon drawing

Item 77453

Title: James Blaine telegram to G.F. Shepley, Augusta, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868-08-04

Location: Portland; Rockland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 12113

Title: Margaret Chase Smith at 45th Parallel, 1964

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library

Date: 1964-02-10

Location: Pittsburg; Skowhegan

Media: black and white photograph

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Exhibit

'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.