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Historical Items

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Item 67529

Commencement Program cover, Strong High School, 1939

Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society Date: 1939 Location: Strong Media: Ink on paper

Item 9841

Governor Baxter at Commencement, St. Agatha, 1924

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Saint Agatha Media: Photographic print

Item 18188

Potter Academy Commencement Week poster, Sebago, 1934

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Sebago Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."


We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

"old when he commenced his social life and also when he commenced to perform business which occured in July last in the national Insurance office in…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Belles Early apple, Bangor, 1864

"… first page of "John Martin's Scrap & Sketch Book, Commenced June 14th 1864," Martin drew this Belles Early apple and wrote, "ripens the last of…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fiske Block, Broad Street, Bangor, 1864

"… set on fire E H Tebbets horse shed and 4 stores commencing at I W Pattens and running north Cyras Goss were entirely consumed so the walls tumbled…"