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Historical Items

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Item 18874

Theater production, Lewiston, 1896

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1896 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 18865

Theater program, 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme,' Lewiston, 1978

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1978-04-08 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink printed on paper

Item 18859

Les Défenseurs, Lewiston-Auburn, 1915

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1915 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photoprint

Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Franco-American Collection

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

Whether it was portraying a "Mad Miser" in the theater, rallying patriotic fervor with World War I artwork, or inventing new technology to keep a…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Dude Cowboy advertising at City Theater, Biddeford, 1926McArthur Public Library Besides modern conveniences and entertainments, the city was…