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Item 1057

North Anson, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: North Anson

Media: Photographic print

Item 5523

Bringing in the hay at Nonesuch Farm, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

Item 5524

Ebenezer Libby Homestead, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

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10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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New England Peddlers Wagon, North Yarmouth, 1858

Skyline Farm

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Early Settlers Click the icon for a map of the locations of early settler's homesteads X By Nancy Porter, Researcher & Page Creator With images…

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MMN Image 28540

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

The Abbott School Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The Abbot Family came to Farmington in 1836 when Jacob Abbot purchased “Few…

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s