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Item 14121

Louise Surrette Boudreau Receives Lions Club Award

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: 1966

Location: Bangor

Media: Photographic print

Item 18605

Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1910

Contributed by: An individual through Steep Falls Library

Date: 1910-09-23

Location: Standish

Media: Photographic print

Item 21399

James F. Baldwin on trip to Washington, 1813

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Date: 1813

Location: Boston; Baldwin

Media: Ink on paper

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Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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Home for Thanksgiving, 1898

Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.

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Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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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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Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

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 store interior, Bangor, 1862

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…