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Historical Items

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Item 102560

Beat back the Hun with Liberty Bonds World War I poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Lithograph

Item 15120

"The Hun-His mark-Blot it out with Liberty Bonds" World War I poster, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Lithograph poster

Item 102549

"For Every Fighter A Woman Worker" Y.W.C.A. World War I poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Media: Ink on paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110012

Sketch for Maternity Hospital, Portland, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 116469

Leighton Block, Portland, 1915-1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915–1917 Location: Portland Client: Adam P. Leighton Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.


Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

The bullet that removed him from the world took from it a frank, brave, and noble-minded gentleman.” Back in Gray, Maine, the sorrowful news was…

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1920

… in Lincoln, Mattawamkeag and Passadumkeag during World War II. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

… used it to transport soldiers to and from World War II. B.J.'s General Store in Mattawamkeag was rented out to the Army to house black soldiers who…

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.


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.


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