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Historical Items

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Item 82014

Montgomery Ward Stencil, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1940 Media: Brass

Item 12241

Topsham Fairgrounds Parking Lot, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1940 Location: Topsham Media: Photograph, print

Item 12183

Domhegan, Brunswick, 1940

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1940-05-09 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116397

Rumford Armory, Rumford, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940 Location: Rumford Client: State of Maine Military Defence Commission Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 110124

Unidentifed plans by John P. Thomas, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940 Client: unknown Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 111802

Knight house on Stroudwater Street, Portland, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940 Location: Portland Client: Knight Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Beulah Akeley, Librarian, ca. 1940

"Beulah Akeley, Librarian, ca. 1940 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description Librarian Beulah Akeley taken at the Presque…"

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Lockheed 10A, Presque Isle, 1940

"Lockheed 10A, Presque Isle, 1940 Contributed by Presque Isle Air Museum Description A Lockheed 10-A "Electra" of the Boston-Maine Airways…"

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 3 of 4

"1930-1940 Evening gown with pink decorative motif, ca. 1940Maine Historical Society Fashions from the Great Depression years range from…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

Story

Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII