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Item 16289

Boston Store, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 15712

Bert Libby's and Ridlon's Store interior, Gorham

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Gorham Media: Photographic print

Item 102234

Dress designed by M.M. Conlan, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boston Media: Velveteen

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Tax Records

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Item 86105

346 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Boston and Maine Railroad Use: Auto Repair Shop

Item 86108

378-380 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Boston and Maine Railroad Use: Boat Shop


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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

Osgood’s did 90 percent of their buying at the Boston and New York style shows, having not missed one for eighteen years.

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National Archives at Boston

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

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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…

My Maine Stories

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My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.


Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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