Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 802
Fog Whistle Engineering Drawing, Portland Company, 1868
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper, drawings
House sketch, Cushing Island, ca. 1883
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1883 Location: Portland Media: Architectural drawing
State Street Congregational Church presentation drawings, ca. 1892
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1892 Location: Portland Media: Paper
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 1714
Portland Junior College, Deering Estate carriage house and old barn, Portland, 1946-1948
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946–1948 Location: Portland Client: Portland Junior College Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects
Deering Avenue Junior High School, Portland, 1949
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949 Location: Portland Client: City of Portland Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects
Crohn Cottage drawings, Perry, 1980
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980 Location: Perry Client: Crohn Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 59
Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.
Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage
Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 253
Architecture & Landscape database - Plans for the Dwelling House Jos. Briggs, Wintrop, 1884
… item is part of the Coombs Brothers architectural drawings collection. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
Architecture & Landscape database - Tower shopping complex, Bangor, ca. 1975
… item is part of the Eaton Tarbell Architectural drawings and records collection. Other addresses listed are Exchange Street in Bangor, ME.
Architecture & Landscape database - Study for the LDM Sweat Memorial Art Museum, Portland, ca. 1911
This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 12
My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry
My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.
Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis
The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.
William Manning in conversation with Christopher Crosman
by William Manning and Christopher Crosman
A conversation between an artist and art historian
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 13
Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.
Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.
Longfellow Studies: "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"--Selected Lines and Illustrations
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maine's native son, is the epitome of Victorian Romanticism. Aroostook County is well acquainted with Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, because it is the story of the plight of the Acadians, who were deported from Acadie between 1755 and 1760. The descendants of these hard-working people inhabit much of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The students enjoy hearing the story and seeing the ink drawings. The illustrations are my interpretations. The collection took approximately two months to complete. The illustrations are presented in a Victorian-style folio, reminiscent of the family gathered in the parlor for a Sunday afternoon reading of Evangeline, which was published in 1847. Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Have students read "Evangeline A Tale of Acadie". Give a background of the Acadia Diaspora. Suggested Follow-up Activities: Students could illustrate their own poems, as well as other Longfellow poems, such as: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Village Blacksmith," or "The Children's Hour." "Tales of the Wayside Inn" is a colonial Canterbury Tales. The guest of the inn each tell stories. Student could write or illustrate their own characters or stories. Appropriate calligraphy assignments could include short poems and captions for their illustrations. Inks, pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils would be other appropriate illustrative media that could be applicable to other illustrated poems and stories. Each illustration in this exhibit was made in India ink on file folder paper. The dimensions, including the burgundy-colors mat, are 9" x 12". A friend made the calligraphy.