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Historical Items

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Item 11350

Thumb back fancy painted arm chair, Portland, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: York; St. Albans; Portland Media: Maple, ash and birch primary woods

Item 11346

Sheraton side chair, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: York Media: Hardwood

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Exhibit

In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Exhibit

A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… the laundry, deciding to dress up in some of the fancy dresses they were supposed to be washing, and having their picture taken by Mr. Moore.

Site Page

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down