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Keywords: Isolation

Historical Items

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Item 108659

Hospital Island, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island; Edgecomb Media: Photographic print

Item 100717

Dinner for Dedication of Westport causeway, Westport Island, 1950

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1950-06-25 Location: Westport Island; Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

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Onawa Trestle guards at Morkill, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1942 Location: Morkill Media: photographic print


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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.


Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.


Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

… necessary provisions needed to survive on this isolated island far from Boston and the major cities of the time. Dr.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 1 of 3

… with each other largely because of the isolation of island living and being in the same boat so to speak.

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

… linen and the black background further serve to isolate Mrs. Herbert’s head in the picture. The second daguerreotype recalls the brief life of John…

My Maine Stories

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by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life


2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.