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Historical Items

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Item 12115

'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1964-01-28 Location: Bangor; Skowhegan Media: Black and white cartoon drawing

Item 5490

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Ink on paper

Item 15538

Prohibition cartoon, ca. 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1851 Media: Drawing

Online Exhibits

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Politics and Enforcement

"In Bunkers cartoon, knowing politicians muzzle the Sturgis deputies while claiming they backed Prohibition measures. Rumseller rodents run free."

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Quenching the Thirst

"X A New Yorkers Visit to Maine Cartoon in Puck magazine, 1886 Courtesy of Arlene Palmer Schwind This cartoon satirizes many people's approach to…"

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Bootleggers vs. Police

"Prohibition cartoon, ca. 1925Maine Historical Society Prohibition's effectiveness in Jackman and Quebec, ca."