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Item 100190

Franklin-style stove, Portland, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: Camden Media: Cast iron, brass

Item 36021

Office of the Heselton House, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 102377

"Aunt Hannah and Aunt Abigail," Kingfield, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Kingfield Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Online Exhibits

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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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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… of salt fish, molasses barrels and the pot belly stove. The store became a “nucleus for wholesale trade in grain, wool, apples, eggs and maple…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

Sometimes I built a fire in a long stove, using odd pieces of discarded shovel blocks.” Everyone used the same long-handled dipper to drink from the…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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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