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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104010

Model airplane competition, ca 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Item 31644

Airplanes on Beach, Scarborough, 1921

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1921 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 23677

Film of model airplane flying competition, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Media: filmstrip, 16mm

Online Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.


Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

… War I improved the ability to photograph from airplanes, and the modern aerial photograph was born.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

He was a master mechanic who built his own airplane, and he also worked for a Mr. Jones who owned an airplane hanger in Old Orchard Beach.

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Presque Isle Air Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast