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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

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.

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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.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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.

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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.

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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