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Item 1416

Old pulpit and communion set

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1939

Media: Photographic print

Item 9711

Baptism certificate of Marie-Anne Berebe, 1913, Fort Kent

Contributed by: Acadian Archives

Date: 1913

Location: Fort Kent

Media: ink on paper

Item 9845

Dames de Ste. Anne Banner, St. Agatha, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Saint Agatha

Media: Silk

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Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.


Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue, Portland, ca. 1911

Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.