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Item 19158

Mount Desert Reading Room

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 75142

Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1919-05-03

Location: Brewer

Media: photograph

Item 25698

Elizabeth P. Ricker and Togo, Poland Spring, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1927

Location: Poland Spring

Media: Glass negative

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Item 72434

88 Read Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John D. Steele

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 72450

293 Read Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary R. French

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 72443

129 Read Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edwin O. Chandler

Use: Garage

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Rosamond Weston Eddy bookplate, ca. 1925

Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.


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West Brooklin School, ca. 1929

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


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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.

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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.


Robert A. Frost Memorial Library

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Farmington Public Library, 1916

Farmington Public Library

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet

by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham

by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.