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Historical Items

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Item 104604

New Map of English America, 1677

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1777 Media: Engraving

Item 11827

Map of the British and French North America, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1755 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 7494

Map of New England and New York, ca. 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1676 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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Northern Threads: Colonial and 19th century fur trade

A vignette in "Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Part 1," this fur trade mini-exhibition discusses the environmental and economic impact of the fur trade in Maine through the 19th century.

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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.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 6 of 6

Alexandra L. Montgomery, “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Weaponizing Settlement in the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800” (Ph.D.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - The Shaping of the Borderlands: Arcane Deeds and Failed Colonies - Page 1 of 5

For example, in 1604, Passamaquoddy Bay was the site of one of the first French overwintering settlements in the Americas under an expedition led by…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Fixing Borders on the Land: The Northeastern Boundary in Treaties and Local Reality, 1763-1842 - Page 5 of 5

“How did a Self-Taught Linguist Come to Own an Indigenous Language?,” The New Yorker, April 12, 2021 Hornsby, Stephen J.