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Historical Items

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Item 21310

Hardware Store, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 22091

Furbish Hardware interior, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 81251

C. H. Towle Hardware, Dixfield, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Dixfield Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 37336

229-231 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Conant Use: Store

Item 37334

225-227 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Conant Use: Store

Item 37337

233 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cilnton W. Davis Agent Use: Store

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109262

Daigle & Daigle hardware & furniture store, mortuary rooms, office, & apartments, Fort Kent, 1945-1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1946 Location: Fort Kent Client: Daigle & Daigle Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 111338

House for Daniel F. Emery Jr., 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Client: Daniel F. Emery, Jr. Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111501

Brewster House Bed & Breakfast elevations, Freeport, 1993-1994

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1993–1994 Location: Freeport Clients: Matt Cartmell; Amy Cartmell Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Exhibit

Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943

Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description This display shows…

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware

Our hardware store is my comparison to Weatherbee Hardware. Zachary Savage "How does this topic connect to you in your life today?" This connects…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

Freeman Hardware Store. Above the store door is the name, "Bouquet." Above the second floor is the sign, "Photography Rooms." Note the late 1880's…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.