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Historical Items

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Item 12577

Adam Simpson Green, Colby College in Waterville, 1887

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections Date: circa 1887 Location: Waterville Media: Albumen print

Item 1327

Letter from John Adams to Samuel Freeman, May 6, 1777

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1777-05-06 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104527

Portrait of Adam Winslow and his grandson Adam, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Falmouth Media: Ambrotype

Tax Records

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Item 86632

118-120 Winter Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Adam P Leighton Devisees Use: Rooming House

Item 36372

34 Pine Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Adam P. Leighton Devisees Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 75767

186-188 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of Adam P. Leighton Use: Apartments & Stores

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109988

House for Mr. F.F. Adams, 59 Brentwood St., Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Client: F. F. Adams Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 116287

House for Kate Adams, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Client: Kate J. Adams Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 116469

Leighton Block, Portland, 1915-1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915–1917 Location: Portland Client: Adam P. Leighton Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical

Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of Maine Historical Society's permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.

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Northern Threads: Outerwear, Militia & Cadet uniforms

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 19th century outerwear, bonnets, militia and cadet uniforms.

Exhibit

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Hanscom, who signed himself as a "traveling artist" on a circa 1860 ambrotype of Adam Winslow and his grandson Adam.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 3 of 3

Hannah P. Adam of Belfast's beautifully embroidered dress stands as the signature piece for Part I. Adams' ensemble of lightweight camel colored wool…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 1 of 3

1890-1900 Adela Adams' silk faille ensamble, Portland, ca.1900Maine Historical Society The 1890s are defined by plain skirts, the rapid rise…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Story

We Gonna Be Alright and Say It Loud
by Ryan Adams

Creating artwork during a period of social and cultural awakening

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.