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Historical Items

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Item 29004

W.G. Webber Drugstore Trade Card, Bath, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

Item 26641

O'Brien Crocker Business Ad Card, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Ink on paper

Item 27925

Charles Harriman advertising postcard, Bath, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1904 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Colonial and 19th century fur trade

A vignette in "Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Part 1," this fur trade mini-exhibition discusses the environmental and economic impact of the fur trade in Maine through the 19th century.


A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

In 1904, Mandel's Department Store in New York advertised a high quality fashionable ready-made suit priced at $25.00 (approximately $700.00 in the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1900-1930

In 1907, Portland's newspaper advertised ladies long straight double-breasted silk coats with wide gathered shoulder sleeves.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 1 of 3

… Joseph Lyendecker's famous "The Arrow Shirt Man" advertisements, as well as the Saturday Evening Post covers, featuring sporty young women and men…

My Maine Stories

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference