Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Young, John. F. The Great Bangor Fire: April 30, 1911. [poem] Broadside. Special Collections, Fogler Library, Univ. of Maine, Orono. Print.
Odd Fellows Poster/Broadside, Biddeford, circa 1855Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library The Perkins shipyard opened in the 1820's, and by the…