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Item 14974

Title: Portland Men's Singing Club, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1954

Location: Portland; Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 7208

Title: Portland Men's Singing Club, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1926

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 29123

Title: Tuning fork, Turner, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society

Date: circa 1850

Location: Turner

Media: Iron

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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.


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.


William Wong, 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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Cottage baby with student nurse, Farmington, ca. 1947

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

John Martin: Expert Observer

John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor began in 1864 looking back at his life, family, business and recreational experiences and recording those events and thoughts -- with narrative and illustrations -- for his children. Martin called himself an "expert accountant," but he was interested in architecture, dance, fashion, gardening, politics, business, religion, and the world around him.