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Item 18605

Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1910

Contributed by: An individual through Steep Falls Library

Date: 1910-09-23

Location: Standish

Media: Photographic print

Item 23791

Josiah Pierce on sister's birthday, 1866

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Date: 1866-04-27

Location: Baldwin; Gorham

Media: Pencil on paper

Item 121

Man in colonial costume, Maine Centennial celebration

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1700

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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William Neptune, Portland, 1920

Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.