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Item 31733

Title: Mullholland’s Restaurant, Lubec, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: circa 1965

Location: Lubec

Media: B&W Polaroid photograph

Item 79346

Title: Exterior and interior of the Lobster Pot restaurant, Friendship, ca. 1948

Contributed by: Friendship Museum

Date: circa 1948

Location: Friendship

Media: glass plate negative

Item 33311

Title: Restaurant, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: circa 1970

Location: Lubec

Media: B&W Polaroid photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 30 View All

Item 86848

Address: Assessor's Record, Restaurant, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Mary Shea

Use: Restaurant

Item 38562

Address: 54 Temple Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Spofford

Use: Restaurant

Item 38965

Address: Assessor's Record, 139 High Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co.

Use: Restaurant

Exhibits Showing 3 of 13 View All


Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.


Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.


Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.