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Item 10235

Title: Letter from Thomas T. Stone to Elizabeth Mountfort, Oct. 5, 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1850-10-05

Location: Portland; Salem

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17870

Title: Old Stone House, Water Street, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photograph, print

Item 17861

Title: Daniel Stone house, Brunswick, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photograph, print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 46 View All

Item 76973

Address: 50 Stone Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles P. Martin

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 76969

Address: 41 Stone Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred A. Jackson

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 76972

Address: 48 Stone Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Sylvanus Bourne

Use: Dwelling - Two family

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Immigrant workers, Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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.


Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

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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.


Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.