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Item 100611

Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall, 10 Upper Depot Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Bridgton Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper, photograph

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Item 100540

G.A.R badge, Bethel, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Bethel Media: Silk, metal, pigment

Item 31599

U.S. Grant post #143 charter, Biddeford, 1885

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1885-08-14 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper with gold foil, in frame

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Tax Records

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Item 52765

42-44 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Trustees, Bosworth Post #2 G A R Use: Veterans Hall

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111670

Various mantel drawings for multiple clients, 1894-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1894–1907 Location: Augusta Client: John F. Hill Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

"To be in the G.A.R. you had to wear a uniform. The uniforms were double-breasted dark blue coats. The coats had bronze buttons and a bronze star…"

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Early Maine Photography - The Vickery-Shettleworth Collection

"… of Portland, Maine." Many of Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.'s daguerreotypes and ambrotypes were exhibited for the first time within the Maine…"

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

"… collection during his lifetime, a legacy Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. continues to honor with yearly additions to the ever-growing collection."