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Historical Items

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Item 16754

Snowball Express, Presque Isle, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1944 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16669

Douglas C-54, Presque Isle, 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1945 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16657

Douglas C-5A, Presque Isle, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

The Evening Express had the largest circulation in the city, and leveraged this by charging exorbitant advertising rates.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Icons & Influencers

… Celebrity Photographs from the Evening Express , 1920-1935 America’s obsession with celebrity is nothing new.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Guy Gannett and his father were avid aviators and followed current events relating to air travel intently, William Howard Gannett flew his plane all…