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Historical Items

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Item 76125

Election Night, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Media: Photographic print

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'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

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

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Rockland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

… fellow supporters of the Republican ticket to re-elect U.S. Grant and his running mate, Henry Wilson, took a train from Bangor to the rally, then…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 30-47

… -- often quite strident -- of Democratic politics in Maine and nationally, generally portraying Democrats as scoundrels politically and otherwise…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

… convention, held before the 1866 mid-year elections with the hope of forming a new political party to help President Andrew Johnson, who was…