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Item 20865

Italian bank, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 104716

Ship "Fannie Tucker," ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Wiscasset Media: Oil on canvas

Item 18923

Theodore Barrell to Sally Sayward Barrell Keating

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789 Location: Boston; York Media: Ink on paper

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Historic Hallowell - A Post-Revolutionary Generation

… speculations, navigation, agricultural societies, India trade, turnpikes, physics, brick machines etc., bridges, bank stock, Society To Direct…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry on Bombahook

… Point at the end of the stream is shaped like India, and, for that reason, early English settlers named it after the city of Bombay India, and the…

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

… open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour, West India sugar, and English cloth and hardware, returning with shingles, clapboards, hogsheads and…

My Maine Stories

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30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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