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Item 88023

Mansion House, Robbinston, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Date: circa 1910

Location: Robbinston

Media: Glass Negative

Item 10081

Letter to Elizabeth Mounfort from a friend in Trinidad, Cuba, July 4, 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1847-07-04

Location: Trinidad; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 16563

Title page from First Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library

Date: 1852

Media: paper

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Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.