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Item 12218

Lincoln Street, Brunswick, 1885

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, Print

Item 23590

Biddeford Flood, 1885

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1885 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 14195

Caroline E. Gould, Portland, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1885 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print


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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.


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.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890Item Contributed byMaine Historical…

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Maine and the Civil War - Togus Veterans' Hospital view, 1885

Togus Veterans' Hospital view, 1885 Contributed by Boston Public Library Description This bird's-eye view shows the Togus home for veterans.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III

Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1885 Item 81069 infoMount Desert Island Historical Society

My Maine Stories

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Mosher family history and my career at S.D. Warren
by Abbott Mosher

My family settled the Westbrook region and I am a 4th generation paper maker at S.D. Warren.


The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland