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Item 76529

Request for black workers, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 13563

Prisoner of war picking potatoes, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1945

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 13560

Prisoners of war picking potatoes, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1945

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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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.

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Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

The Bolduc Correctional Facility on Route 97 is still an active farm industry for inmates. Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca.

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Maine State Prison Model, Thomaston, Maine

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

One of its most desirable features was the presence of a limestone quarry, a perfect outlet for prison labor.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

Pelagie in 1830, an old man who now knew the prison as his home. After three days of freedom, Swan set out to turn himself back in, but died on the…