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Historical Items

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Item 18170

Sebago Post Office desk, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Sebago Media: Wood

Item 51819

Secretary desk, Saco, 1907

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: 1907-09-02 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 1310

Desk, Dunnybrook, South Berwick, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937-07-31 Location: South Berwick Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109386

Design for Writing Desk, 1879

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1879 Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 109870

Cashiers Counter for Mr. E. Provost and Sons, Lewiston, 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Lewiston Client: Mr. E. Provost and Sons Architect: Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects

Online Exhibits

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Inside the Yellow House

Photographer Elijah Cobb's 1985 portfolio of the Laura E. Richards House, with text by Rosalind Cobb Wiggins and Laura E. Putnam.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

"Large desk on right is high, requiring clerk to stand or use a very high chair. This clerk has a phone. A light bulb extends from the high ceiling."

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Memorial Library, 1924

"… furniture including tables, chairs, check-out desk, and podium. Many of these pieces are still in use at the library today."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

"By 1930, most desks were portable, but were still used in the same way as the old desks and tables. However, in the 1960s, round tables became common…"

My Maine Stories

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Classroom Time Capsule
by Anna Bennett

On March 12, 2020, I left my classroom not knowing I wouldn't return again for months.