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John Martin, Bangor, ca. 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1868 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

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J.P. Wiggin, Scarborough, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide, transparency

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Sarah (Lovejoy) Damon Adams, Corinna, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Corinna Media: Photographic print


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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.


Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Hampden, Upper and Lower corners, 1835

… account of his activities as a dance student and dance master for his wife and children, so they would know more about his life and activities.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 195-277

… Steamer Bangor Cyrus Goss William Cobb, dancing master Banqor Quartet Club Zachary Taylor, Millard Filmore James H.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - About This Project

He described and provided photographs of the groups' members, detailed dance steps, and otherwise documented the importance of dancing as an…

My Maine Stories

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars