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Historical Items

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Item 17732

Chandler's Band, Calais, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913-06-13 Location: Calais Media: Photographic print

Item 17855

Chandler's Band, Portland, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17737

Chandler's Band, Portland, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

According to Inspector Jim Chandler, sand and stone for the concrete abutment, piers and superstructure on the Canadian end of the bridge came from…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… the timber, and to blacksmiths, carpenters, ship-chandlers and other suppliers of materials needed to construct the yards and vessels.