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Historical Items

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Item 9483

Squirrel Island children, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 16688

Nine Children in Costumes, Sanford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 68359

Children acting in "Tom Thumb's Wedding," Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70956

12-16 Powsland Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Temporary Home for Women & Children Use: Dwelling

Item 57933

91 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Children's Hospital Use: Connecting Corridor

Item 57932

56-70 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Children's Hospital Use: Hospital

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110031

Electric Passenger elevator for Children's Hospital, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 110199

Children's Hospital, Portland, 1909-1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909–1966 Location: Portland Clients: Children's Hospital; Salvation Army; University of Maine Law Sch Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 116612

Sweetser Children's home, Saco, 1948-1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948–1951 Location: Saco Client: unknown Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Online Exhibits

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.


Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Children's Wear

"Children's Wear View the Children's Clothing Slide Show For the second half of the 19th century children’s fashions mirrored adult styles."

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

"There were only three survivors among the children and one of them is Mimi, my best friend’s grandma.” Austin Serrato, 10."

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin house floor plan, Bangor, 1864

"Martin and his wife, Clara Cary, bought a house at 130 Center Street in Bangor in 1854. Five of their six children were born there."

My Maine Stories

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Valeda Couture: a mother’s view on immigration of her children
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Quebec farm life and a mother’s experience when 7 of her 12 children move to Biddeford.


Born in Bangor 1936
by Priscilla M. Naile

Spending time at the Bangor Children's Home


Maine Eye & Ear Infirmary Birth
by Anonymous

My birth at the Portland Eye & Ear Infirmary/ Children's Hospital in 1951

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: Integration of Longfellow's Poetry into American Studies

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
We explored Longfellow's ability to express universality of human emotions/experiences while also looking at the patterns he articulated in history that are applicable well beyond his era. We attempted to link a number of Longfellow's poems with different eras in U.S. History and accompanying literature, so that the poems complemented the various units. With each poem, we want to explore the question: What is American identity?

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Longfellow Studies: "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"--Selected Lines and Illustrations

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maine's native son, is the epitome of Victorian Romanticism. Aroostook County is well acquainted with Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, because it is the story of the plight of the Acadians, who were deported from Acadie between 1755 and 1760. The descendants of these hard-working people inhabit much of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The students enjoy hearing the story and seeing the ink drawings. The illustrations are my interpretations. The collection took approximately two months to complete. The illustrations are presented in a Victorian-style folio, reminiscent of the family gathered in the parlor for a Sunday afternoon reading of Evangeline, which was published in 1847. Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Have students read "Evangeline A Tale of Acadie". Give a background of the Acadia Diaspora. Suggested Follow-up Activities: Students could illustrate their own poems, as well as other Longfellow poems, such as: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Village Blacksmith," or "The Children's Hour." "Tales of the Wayside Inn" is a colonial Canterbury Tales. The guest of the inn each tell stories. Student could write or illustrate their own characters or stories. Appropriate calligraphy assignments could include short poems and captions for their illustrations. Inks, pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils would be other appropriate illustrative media that could be applicable to other illustrated poems and stories. Each illustration in this exhibit was made in India ink on file folder paper. The dimensions, including the burgundy-colors mat, are 9" x 12". A friend made the calligraphy.