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Item 103722

Man wearing Masonic regalia, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Ambrotype

Item 48488

Man in Masonic regalia, Bowdoinham, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Tintype

Item 67428

Narrow Gauge Train Derailment, Alna, 1905

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: 1905-09-12 Location: Alna Media: Photograph on torn matboard


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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.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Lincoln, Maine - Masonic Hall

The first meeting was held March 25, 1904 by the Freemasons. The hall also held a pool hall, family theater, and a gymnasium in which they had…

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

… later Governor of Massachusetts, was made a Freemason in London. In 1762, the first lodge was granted permission to convene in Falmouth, but the…

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

… American Legion, Order of the Eastern Star, Freemasons, and Knights of Pythias. With a decline of industry and jobs, the population supports only a…