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Historical Items

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Item 20835

Street cleaners, Portland, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102271

Poster for Peaks Playhouse musical events, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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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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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Resources

… Regiments from Maine, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin, Federal Publishing Company, 1908, reprint 2003 Remembering Franklin County, Luann Yetter, The…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

The soldiers' homes were later transferred to the federal government. Veterans Memorial, Strong, ca.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

The library closed in 1965 and its books and furniture were donated to the Alice L. Pendleton Library.