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Item 16979

Title: Hand Cranked Sewing Machine, c. 1870

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1870

Location: Houlton

Media: steel

Item 14717

Title: Girls sewing class, Good Will Home, 1911

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1911

Location: Fairfield

Media: Print, photographic

Item 80411

Title: Letter to Sarah Tarbox from B. Knight, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: circa 1845

Location: Westport Island

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.