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Item 1130

Mystery Do you know this family?

Five African American adults, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 12363

Chapel of Our Savior, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1887 - 2005

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photograph, print

Item 103260

Letter of Attorney from John B. Russwurm to Jacob G. Loving, Liberia, 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1851-02-28

Location: Cape Palmas; North Yarmouth; Yarmouth

Media: Ink on Paper

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Site Page

MMN Image 68825

Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… to this day by having his name listed on the African-American Civil War Monument in Washington, D.C.

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Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR