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Item 103693

John Stringer, Hallowell, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1848 Location: Hallowell Media: Tintype

Item 11245

Chest of Drawers attributed to Major Samuel Sewall of York, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1760 Location: York Media: maple, pine, colored shellacs, brass

Item 33902

Children's Desk with secret drawer, Blue Hill, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: circa 1800 Location: Blue Hill Media: Wood


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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.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

… cut lumber and moldings for carpenters and cabinetmakers, and also produced wood-block patterns for the oil-cloth factories.