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Historical Items

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Item 36608

Coopers' trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 36586

Tailors trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 36583

Ship Builders trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Soldier transport ships, Bangor, 1865

… a meal for the returning soldiers and that banners describing their battles were at the entrance to the high school.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

… Funeral Thomaston Cavalry BannerThis is the banner that the Thomaston Cavalry may have carried in Henry Knox's funeral procession.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

… the parapet and soon after, our old star-spangled banner was seen waving from every fort on the line to the right and left.