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Historical Items

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Item 18864

Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1926 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 18880

Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 33273

St. Joseph's School students and teachers, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910-03-30 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Exhibit

The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.

Exhibit

Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

My Maine Stories

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Story

It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

Story

Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor