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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

This Exhibit Contains 12 Items
1
Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Christmas decorations, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Item 9408 info
Presque Isle Fire Department

The photograph was taken in December in the early 1950s with both the Presque Isle Police and Fire stations decorated.


2
Christmas, Stonington, ca. 1900

Christmas, Stonington, ca. 1900

Item 7620 info
Maine Historical Society

Students and a Christmas tree in a classroom in a school in Stonington, ca. 1900.


3
Christmas pageant, North School, Portland

Christmas pageant, North School, Portland

Item 6118 info
Maine Historical Society

Students at North School , Congress Street, Portland, present a Christmas pageant, circa 1920.


4
Congress Shoe Store at Christmas, ca. 1912

Congress Shoe Store at Christmas, ca. 1912

Item 5527 info
Maine Historical Society

This storefront is located at 440 Congress Street in Portland, Maine.


5
Christmas Tree and Sister Mamie Curtis, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 1916

Christmas Tree and Sister Mamie Curtis, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 1916

Item 6734 info
United Society of Shakers

From the December 25th, 1916, entry of the Sabbathday Lake Church Journal: "We were gladdened this morning by the children singing Christmas carols all around the family before breakfast. Tonight we have a beautiful Christmas Tree.

"All day was one round of joyousness and every heart here was made glad and happy. Before the gifts were distributed the young people gave us another very lovely Entertainment, Marches, Pantomines, and recitations and songs."

Note that photographs and paintings are being given as Christmas presents.

The photo was taken in the Meeting Room of the Dwelling House, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.


6
Giant wreath, Franklin, 1982

Giant wreath, Franklin, 1982

Item 11448 info
Maine Historical Society

Workers Bruce Grass, left, and Joey Smith, right, at the Noyes Tree Farm in Franklin helped truck driver Marshall Pryce of Mattapoisette, Massachusetts, load a specially made 72-inch Christmas wreath onto his truck. The wreath was to be used by the New Bedford Library, Massachusetts, in a cable TV Mitch Miller sing-along Christmas program. The wreath was specially ordered by the New Bedford Institution of Savings for the library program.


7
Santa Claus visits North School, Portland, ca. 1920

Santa Claus visits North School, Portland, ca. 1920

Item 6120 info
Maine Historical Society

Children at North School on Congress Street in Portland visit with Santa Claus during the Christmas season, circa 1920.


8
Governor Brennan and Santa Claus, Augusta, 1979

Governor Brennan and Santa Claus, Augusta, 1979

Item 10658 info
Maine Historical Society

Governor Joseph Brennan delivers his holiday wishes to Santa Claus at the annual Statehouse holiday party on December 18, 1979.

Gene Willman, the photographer, worked for the Kennebec Journal. The cut line reads: "esw/Gene Willman.


9
Santa parachutes in, Waterville, 1982

Santa parachutes in, Waterville, 1982

Item 11453 info
Maine Historical Society

Ronald Bradford of Waterville, dressed as Santa Claus, inspected his parachute while being greeted by residents of the Crestwood Apartments in Waterville after he jumped from an airplane, His main chute failed to open and Bradford had to use the reserve chute with little time to spare. He was not injured.


10
Santa Claus with Rubik's Cube, Brunswick, 1981

Santa Claus with Rubik's Cube, Brunswick, 1981

Item 11181 info
Maine Historical Society

Santa Claus at a store in Brunswick December 18, 1981, tries to solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle, a popular gift item.


11
Santa at the toll booth, Falmouth, 1982

Santa at the toll booth, Falmouth, 1982

Item 11452 info
Maine Historical Society

Santa (Roger Harvey) collected tolls at the Maine Turnpike toll booth in Falmouth on December 19, 1982. Harvey gave away some 14 bags of lollipops to patrons. Santa said the men and children enjoyed the treat the most.


12
Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Item 10950 info
Maine Historical Society

Santa Claus relaxed at Pat's Barber Shop in Augusta on December 15, 1980.


This Exhibit Contains 12 Items