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Item 27828

Dunn & Elliot Sail Loft, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photographic print

Item 15209

Hy Curtis

Contributed by: City of Brewer

Date: circa 1865

Location: Brewer

Media: Photographic print

Item 96826

Boothbay Harbor's west side cold storage building, winter 1918

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: 1918

Location: Boothbay Harbor

Media: Photographic print

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William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


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Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


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Cut in Williams Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

Sails were cut and sewn at the sail lofts of Washburn & Sons and William Campbell. Shipyard owners and builders, Robinson, McCallum and Counce, sold…

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Climbing Newport (Champlain) Mountain, 1886

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

On that same steamer, a Wabanaki canoe maker was carrying a fleet of bark canoes that he would rent to Bar Harbor's burgeoning tourist population.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

View of Pleasant Street and Blue Hill Bay, ca. 1850Item Contributed byBlue Hill Public Library Sailing vessels were built in Blue Hill as early as…