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Historical Items

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Item 100401

Winthrop Street Looking West from State Street, Augusta, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Lithgow Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Augusta Media: Postcard

Item 51582

Poor Farm, Saco 1924

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: circa 1924 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 28455

Eyeglasses and case from C. W. Clifford, Bath, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Bath Media: Eyeglasses and leather case

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

… the poor could receive some degree of care in the almshouse. Eye and Ear Infirmary, Portland, ca.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The city operated a city hospital, almshouse (which provided housing and daily meals), and a city farm in an effort to care for and meet the needs of…