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Keywords: Early Views

Historical Items

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Item 6387

Bucksport waterfront

Contributed by: Buck Memorial Library Date: circa 1860 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 7168

Downtown Lewiston, early 1900s

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 6571

Pleasant Street, Richmond

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Richmond Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

… described here, under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections…

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

… III X The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection of Early Maine Photography resulted from the commitment of two individuals, who collected images of…

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

… picture was taken by his father Enos Crocket, an early Rockland photographer. This daguerreotype of Johnnie Crockett remained in the family until…

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in GorhamÂ’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.