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Historical Items

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Item 36393

Owen Magnetic automobile, Lubec, ca. 1916, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 8676

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Reynolds, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Cape Elizabeth; Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 27889

Opening of Carlton Bridge, Bath, Nov. 15, 1927

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1927-11-15 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Seal Cove Auto Museum

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

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

"Train service improved greatly and long waits for automobile ferries disappeared. Passenger and freight train traffic increased enough to justify the…"

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

"… the intersection saw the beginning of the automobile era, and this changed everything. With the construction of the Carlton Bridge to replace the…"

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars