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Item 23401

Sparrow patent application receipt, 1827

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1827-12-10

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 23402

Sparrow button patent, 1876

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1876

Location: Worcester

Media: Ink on paper

Item 27641

Electrolytic Marine Salts Co.(Klondike) Plant No.1, North Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Edith Comstock through Lubec Memorial Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic print

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Taber wagon with horses and farm laborers, ca. 1910

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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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…

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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s

by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine

by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.