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Historical Items

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Item 101266

Franklin, Harrison, and Morris on Revolutionary War, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-08-07 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101270

Lewis Morris inquiring about family after Revolutionary War battle, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-09-13 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20136

Playbill, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

… at Separation Overwhelmingly dedicated to independence from Britain, Mainers quieted any murmurs of separation during the American Revolution.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

… to the United States took precedent over an independent Maine. Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society The War of 1812 proved a trying time…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

… who had previously held out began to support an independent Maine.[28] After the news regarding this revised bill went public, separationist…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Story

A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down