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Historical Items

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Item 1244

Nevin home, Blue Hill, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937-10-03 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 15597

John Marion Kaler home, Scarborough, ca. 1930

Contributed by: An individual through South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 9494

Sunny Haven, Squirrel Island, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1914 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print


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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.


Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin Sr. home, Ellsworth, 1823

… as an adult, with his mother, and re-created the home that she lost after her husband died. The illustration appears at the beginning of "John…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

… a train from Bangor to the rally, then returned home on the train. Some of the signs in the illustration read, "Democrat House no illumination,"…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin Snow casket at grave, Bangor, 1889

… starting in 1888, while he was away from home working as an accountant at Katahdin Iron Works, near Brownville.

My Maine Stories

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

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