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Historical Items

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Item 78866

Carl Shilling's gold pan, Byron, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Byron Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Byron Media: Iron

Item 36751

Gold from seawater swindle, Lubec, 1898

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 48445

Gold and crystal pin, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Biddeford Media: Crystal, gold

Tax Records

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Item 82425

Golding property, N. Side Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sarah Golding Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 40130

1119-1121 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George Libby Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store


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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


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.


Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Wood Ashes or Gold Dust?

Wood Ashes or Gold Dust? Before thinking about farming or earning a living the first settlers had to put a roof over their heads and cut enough…

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

This gold was sent to New York and proved to be enough to convince investors that a fortune was to be had.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 3 of 3

… Detail of McGuire wedding dress X Gold printed satin dress, Portland, ca. 1907Maine Historical Society Made of sturdy linen, a straight…

My Maine Stories

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.