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Historical Items

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Item 96815

Bell's Garage in Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1931 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 11944

Visiting neighbors in an Early Stanley Steamer, Lexington, 1906

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1906 Location: Lexington Twp. Media: Photographic print

Item 12020

Knox Limousine automobile, c. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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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Seal Cove Auto Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

Until the automobile in the early 1900s, roads and businesses were suited for people on foot, carriage, or railroad.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

It was a 1905 Rambler. As more people acquired automobiles, the increase in the number of automobiles on the road brought an increase in the number…

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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