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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Historical Items

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Item 1275

Bogdonove and Warren Lumbard, Monhegan, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935-07-21 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 1289

Lucius Hitchcock, Southport, July 18, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936-07-18 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 6168

Stephen A. Douglas Volk, Fryeburg, ca.1931

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1931 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works

Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works   Article on KIW This undated article from the Lewiston Journal was among John Martin's effects.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Illustrations

Illustrations Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society and Maine State Museum When he visited Belfast and saw a…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

Intro: pages 534-603 Approximately 1859-1854   Part 8, pages 534-603 Two of Martin's children were quite ill with measles; he looked for a new…

My Maine Stories

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future