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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 102268

Poster for Portland Art Museum visitors' teas, ca. 1965

Mystery Corner Item Do you know the year of this poster?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22438

Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Brunswick Media: Glass Negative

Item 54917

Art class at Good Will, Fairfield, ca. 1965

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1965 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 76259

95-107 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Society of Art Style: Federal Use: Art Museum

Item 76260

95-107 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Society of Art Style: Greek Revival Use: Art School

Item 32069

12-14 Alder Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alice L Silverman Style: Beaux Arts Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Art

Art Silhouette of an unidentified woman, ca. 1855Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society When the French artist Louis Daguerre announced…

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Hollingsworth Fine Arts

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

Art Ezekiel Day, Portland, ca. 1850Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The Maine Historical Society Collection contains several…

My Maine Stories

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Story

William Manning in conversation with Christopher Crosman
by William Manning and Christopher Crosman

A conversation between an artist and art historian

Story

Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

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Argy Nestor - Arts Educator & Arts Education Consultant
by MLTI stories of Impact Project

Argy Nestor reflected on the professional development model implemented in the original MLTI.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

What Remains: Learning about Maine Populations through Burial Customs

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of how burial sites and gravestone material culture can assist historians and archaeologists in discovering information about people and migration over time. Students will learn how new scholarship can help to dispel harmful archaeological myths, look into the roles of religion and ethnicity in early Maine and New England immigrant and colonial settlements, and discover how to track changes in population and social values from the 1600s to early 1900s based on gravestone iconography and epitaphs.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.