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Historical Items

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Item 22090

Barrows' home, Federal Street, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 29186

All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner Date: circa 1935 Location: Hallowell Media: Text

Item 61895

Federal Courthouse, Portland, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1911 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 51745

Assessor's Record, 138-150 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Court House - Exempt Use: Court House

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Maine State Archives

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Porter Memorial Library

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

As a delegate to the Federal constitutional convention in Philadelphia, he served on a subcommittee that prepared the final draft of the U.S.