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Item 18709

Francis Douglas, Portland, ca. 1815

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1815 Location: Portland Media: Ink wash and paper

Item 28360

George W. Pierce obituary, Portland, 1835

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Williams Block, Skowhegan, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1850 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print


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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.


Fallen Heroes: Jewish Soldiers and Sailors, The Great War

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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

The Eastern Argus, which was founded in 1803, folded in January of 1921. The remaining papers were The Portland Daily Press, a paper owned by Senator…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

In October 1815, the Portland-based Eastern Argus newspaper began a thirteen-article campaign promoting separation.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

Published in the Eastern Argus, April 11, 1811 (vol. 8 no. 385) X The cover page of Ede's Kennebec Gazette, published in Augusta on January 6…