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Historical Items

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Item 10880

Taber Wagon advertisement, 1909

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1909 Location: Houlton Media: Postcard

Item 20160

Clothes washer advertisement, Westbrook, 1873

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20159

Stove advertisement, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 32146

335-341 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles L Hayes Style: Vernacular Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 58576

62-64 India Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morris Lewis Use: Stable-Storage

Item 40130

1119-1121 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George Libby Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store

Online Exhibits

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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.


Fashion for the People: Maine's Graphic Tees

From their humble beginnings as undergarments to today's fashion runways, t-shirts have evolved into universally worn wardrobe staples. Original graphic t-shirts, graphic t-shirt quilts, and photographs trace the 102-year history of the garment, demonstrating how, through the act of wearing graphic tees, people own a part of history relating to politics, social justice, economics, and commemorative events in Maine.


Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Hotel Willows, Farmington, ca. 1910

This shows the Hotel Willows in landscaped setting, and provides details of the Willows amenities as well as the glories of Farmington. The card…

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Maine and the Civil War - Offer for war battle images, Houlton, ca. 1862

… and Art Museum Description A poster advertises the Pierce Brothers' Civil War stereoscopticon images depicting scenes from the war.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "John Bunyon's Dream Story". Publishers promotional postcard. 1913.

… Farmington Public Library Description Advertisement postcard for a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress…

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.


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

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference