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Item 15068

1902 Holsman automobile

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum Date: 1902 Location: Seal Cove Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 12087

Knox automobiles, Portland Company, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12013

Knox-Martin 3-wheeled tractor, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32511

12-16 Avon Court, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Leon V Walker and Leon V. Walker Trust for C.E. Weston Heirs Style: Second Empire Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 32807

20-22 Adams Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Rocco Pompeo Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 32839

340-346 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles A Pride Style: Greek Revival Use: Store & Hall


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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


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."

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Seal Cove Auto Museum

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

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

It was a 1905 Rambler. As more people acquired automobiles, the increase in the number of automobiles on the road brought an increase in the number…

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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…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.