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Historical Items

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Item 105476

Bright pink petticoat, ca. 1780

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1780 Media: cotton, wool, linen

Item 15414

View from Wright's Wharf to Brown's Wharf, Portland, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6203

Sarah Jane Farmer, 1847-1916

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1900 Location: Eliot Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Chansonetta Stanley Emmons: Staging the Past

Chansonetta Stanley Emmons (1858-1937) of Kingfield, Maine, experimented with the burgeoning artform of photography. Starting in 1897, Emmons documented the lives of people, many in rural and agricultural regions in Maine and around the world. Often described as recalling a bygone era, this exhibition features glass plate negatives and painted lantern slides from the collections of the Stanley Museum in Kingfield on deposit at Maine Historical Society, that present a time of rapid change, from 1897 to 1926.


Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Cutler Memorial Library, Farmington, 1903

… downspouting, and roof finials that are still the bright copper as when they were installed. View additional information about this item on the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 2 of 3

Eighteenth Century Bright pink petticoat, ca. 1780Maine Historical Society A quilted petticoat of bright pink calamanco (polished wool) with…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… the world, distinguished by a broad unpainted “bright line, some six planks just below the deck beading kept unpainted and clear varnished.”…

My Maine Stories

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.


A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake


making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.