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Historical Items

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Item 69121

George Washington costume party, Farmington State Normal School, 1916

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1916-02-21 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 28383

Joel Chandler letter on Democratic party, Portland, 1834

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1834 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 28350

Ether Shepley letter on Democratic Party, 1834

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1834 Location: Portland; Saco Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 1 of 3

… in 1814, she rescued the full-length portrait of George Washington from the East Room. In 1817 the Madisons returned to Montpelier, their Virginia…

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

George Washington was not yet President, and Maine was still part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

… she was often asked to perform at private dinner parties. The theater lasted less than 20 years and closed in 1931.

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars