Search Results

Keywords: 1920s

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 317 Showing 3 of 317

Item 17162

1920s Nurses at Eastern Maine General Hospital

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1920 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 17158

Doctors at Eastern Maine General Hospital ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1920 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 105681

Grosgrain silk day dress, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Media: silk, velvet, cotton

Architecture & Landscape

View All Showing 1 of 1 Showing 1 of 1

Item 111258

School of Fine Arts, Portland, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Portland Client: Portland Society of Art Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 54 Showing 3 of 54

Exhibit

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

Exhibit

The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

Exhibit

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 56 Showing 3 of 56

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators: Wabanakis & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s

… & Summer Visitors on Mount Desert Island 1840s-1920s Adapted from an exhibit at the Abbe Museum ; narrative text by exhibit curators Bunny McBride…

Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Lower West side of Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1925

shows a variety of buildings and stores in the 1920s. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Eastern Manufacturing Company, Lincoln, ca. 1920 - Page 1 of 2

… called the Eastern Manufacturing Company in the 1920s. In the bottom right of the photograph is a conveyor belt that put wood in a box car and…

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 2 of 11 Showing 3 of 11

Story

Geraldine Litalien: painting a picture of life in Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Impact on everyday life from events occurring from the late 1920s through 2018

Story

Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten

Story

Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border

Lesson Plans

View All Showing 1 of 1 Showing 1 of 1

Lesson Plan

Immigration: The Not So Open Door

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.