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Historical Items

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Item 65079

Connie Duran with Raggedy Ann & Andy, Cousins Island, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 47789

Craftsman holding tools, ca. 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1845 Media: Daguerreotype

Item 102760

"Many and One" shirt, Lewiston, 2004

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2004-01-10 Location: Lewiston Media: Cotton


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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 7 of 13

Even as late as 1950 some farmers loaded barrels by hand. This picture on the right was taken on the Laurence Park farm in 1950.

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

… saws, masons with bricks in hand, and a glazier holding a window (pictured at right). The furnishings of homes and buildings were crafted by…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 12 of 13

The grapples on the right will hold onto the barrel better than the grapple on the left. This type of grapple is more often used in potato storage…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey