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Item 14974

Portland Men's Singing Club, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1954

Location: Portland; Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 7208

Portland Men's Singing Club, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1926

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 103047

Mystery Do you know this teenager?

Mechanic Falls High School student on the set of The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1962-03-24

Location: Portland

Media: Film transparency

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Dining hall at Camp Winnebago, 1957

Songs of Winnebago

An enduring element of summer camps is the songs campers sing around the campfire, at meals, and on many other occasions. Some regale the camp experience and others spur the camp's athletes on to victory.

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Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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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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Historic Hallowell - The Stevens Training Center Serenaders

… and participated in many other activities like singing. The Serenaders. a group of seventeen girls, along with the school Superintendent Dr.

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Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

John Martin: Expert Observer - Republican Wigwam, Bangor, 1872

… Grant & Wilson Club and four men marching and singing, is on page 115 of Martin's "Scrap Book no 3," one of five volumes he wrote and illustrated…

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 4 of 5

The workers would sing songs and play in the barrels. Edwena also had potato fights with her brothers and other kids.