Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 1093
Swasey advertising blotter, Portland, ca. 1890
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Biddeford High School Exhibition Advertisement, ca. 1900
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print
Shaw & Clark Sewing Machine advertisement, Biddeford, 1866
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1866 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 4
335-341 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Charles L Hayes Style: Vernacular Use: Dwelling & Store
1119-1121 Congress Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: George Libby Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 59
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 52
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…
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.
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 StoriesView All Showing 2 of 4
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