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Item 13495

Fryeburg Tavern printing plate

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Metal, wood

Item 10527

King Tavern, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bath

Media: Postcard

Item 10502

King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bath

Media: Lithograph Postcard

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Item 37217

7-9 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morris Goldhaber

Use: Office & Rooming House

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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.


Preble House, Portland, ca. 1920

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northeastland Hotel

In 1884, a devastating fire broke out and burned the tavern which also served as a hotel to the ground.

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George Melvin Weston, Bangor, ca. 1867

John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 30-47

Clark Judge Hodgdon Alcohol, taverns Amos M. Roberts Hannibal Hamlin Ebenezer Trask Oliver H. Hinkley Joshua Hill William Cobb Wilmot Proviso

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Joppa North End, Hallowell, ca. 1885

Historic Hallowell - Joppa

As the story has been handed down, there was a tavern in the lower end of the city which was very popular with the sailors who came in on ships from…