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Item 31873

Letter on coronation of Czar Alexander II, Moscow, 1856

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1856 Location: Saint Petersburg Media: Ink on paper

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Item 17291

Lillian Nordica as Margaret of Navarre, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1880 Location: Farmington; Saint Petersburg Media: Photographic print

Item 22173

Thomas Brackett Reed, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.