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Historical Items

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Item 31302

Retail seafood business, Lubec, 1983

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1983 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 27904

Panoramic Postcard View of Sagadahoc Block, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 81826

B.W. Wentworth Carriage Works, Berwick, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1891 Location: Berwick Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical

Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of Maine Historical Society's permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.


Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.


Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Nineteenth Century

Early Nineteenth Century Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830Maine Historical Society Some fashion changes are distinct and occur…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Embellished velvet and silk gown, ca. 1895Maine Historical Society Lewiston's Mary King Scrimgeour's small, but…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid Twentieth Century

Although, despite this focus, the featured mid twentieth century examples within this narrative are almost exclusively from the Westbrook College…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey