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Item 5252

Capt. John D. Conley, 16th Maine, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Bangor Media: Carte de visite

Item 27514

Mary Pettengill Hillman carte de visite, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Farmington Media: Carte de visite

Item 79542

George F. Shepley, Portland, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Portland Media: Carte de visite

Online Exhibits

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

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.


From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.


Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

… such as the cyanotype, albumen print, carte de visite, cabinet cards, or even lantern slides and glass negatives could be considered early, as many…

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

… – daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, carte-de-visits, stereo views, and mounted images. Never learning to drive, he relied on his older brother…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… Hillman Family Mary Pettengill Hillman carte de visite, ca. 1875Farmington Historical Society This family also came from Martha’s Vineyard…