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Item 143

Lucretia Day Sewall and children, Portland, ca. 1849

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1849

Location: Mobile

Media: Deguerrotype

Item 5533

Plummer family children, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

Item 8839

Grammie Knight, Garland, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Location: Garland

Media: Photoprint

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William Wong, Portland, 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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George Washington at Monmouth

A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

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Elise Fellows White, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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Site Page

Cruising off Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, 1912

Stanley Museum

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Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine

by Donald C. Cunningham


A story about my father and our family.

Story

My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland

by Sherry Judd


A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

Story

What Maine Means to Me

by Nicolette B. Meister


How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.