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Item 11948

May Fellows, Vienna, 1892

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1892 Location: Skowhegan Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 102497

Donation certificate for starving European children, Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921-02-01 Location: Portland; New York Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16665

Army Airfield Headquarters, Presque Isle, 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print


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Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.


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.


Fallen Heroes: Last of the Jewish WWII Veterans

Listen to recordings from the last of the World War II Jewish veterans.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945

His service was mainly in Europe, fighting in the well-known Battle of the Bulge in Germany. He was discharged on February 14, 1946.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

Bullfinch’s travels to Europe in the late 18th century acquainted him with the Scottish architect Robert Adams, who popularized the Adamesque style…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… illustrator, and artist took him on travels from Europe to Hollywood, and his social circle included the rich and famous.

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima