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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports, Baseball

Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 88

Portland Eskimos player, ca. 1926

Mystery Corner Item Who is this Eskimo?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 91

Jimmy (Bud) Knox, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 116

Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

Exhibit

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.