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Historical Items

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Item 31138

Portrait by photographer Benjamin Cole of Biddeford, ca. 1870

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1870 Location: Biddeford Media: Tintype

Item 110566

Early Republic gentlemen "mannikin dolls" illustration, Portland, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1812 Location: Portland Media: watercolor, ink on paper

Item 15743

Old Methodist Church Youth Conference, Skowhegan Island, ca. 1900

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

Online Exhibits

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.


Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Ladies' Third Annual Banquet, Farmington, 1893

The cover refers to "Gentlemen's Night"--the previous two annual events had been for ladies only. This was organized by an ad hoc group of women…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 8 of 13

Many thumbs have been jammed by these hoists. The gentlemen on the back of this truck get a chance to ride through the field and talk to the pickers.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

… Council granted large tracts of land to various gentlemen, including a tract along the western banks of the "Swanckadocke" River to Richard Vines…