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Item 20452

Patrons of Husbandry officers badges, Littleton, ca: 1920

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton Media: Metal and cloth

Item 19460

Maine Granite Cutters National Union badges

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert Media: cloth and metal

Item 35479

I.O.O.F. Badge, Lubec, 1893-1933

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Location: Lubec Media: Lithographed metal and fabric badge


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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.


La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… Quarry Granite Cutters' National Union Badge, Frankfort Item 19458 infoMaine Granite Industry Historical Society The working conditions…

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Historic Hallowell - Uniforms and Expenses

In some cases, the police had hats with a badge representing their status or rank. Each of these badges stated the name, rank, and department of that…

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life