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Historical Items

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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 101065

Circus swing, Boston, 1853

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1853 Location: Boston Media: Ink on paper

Item 22439

Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, ca. 1910

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

Exhibits

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

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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.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Circus swing, Boston, 1853

Circus swing, Boston, 1853 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Interior plans, Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865

… built in 1852-1853 and designed by John Towle of Boston, also was known as Central Congregational Church.