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Historical Items

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Item 104381

Guests at Scarborough Airport for Amelia Earhart Event, Scarborough, 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1933 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 10769

Raymond W. Stanley, 1918

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1918 Location: Boston Media: Photographic print

Item 103899

Frances Grayson's seaplane "Dawn" lands on Old Orchard Beach, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-10-27 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Site Pages

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Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum

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

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Aviation and news about visiting aviators was always a big topic in the Evening Express and Press…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland…

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII