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Historical Items

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Item 102243

Portrait of John Hancock, 1765

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1765 Media: Ink on paper, engraving

Item 101268

John Hancock on the expansion of military authority, Baltimore, Maryland, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-12-30 Location: Baltimore Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16381

Soldiers Cemetery, Hancock Barracks, Houlton, 1829

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1829 Location: Houlton Media: Digital photograph

Tax Records

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Item 57436

6-8 Hancock Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of John F. Proctor Use: Apartments

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116273

Hancock Point Chapel, Hancock, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Hancock Client: Hancock Point Chapel Society Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111665

Longfellow's Birthplace on corner of Fore and Hancock, Portland, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950-04-26 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Item 149195

Rockefeller residence The Eyrie planting plan for west border of lawn, Seal Harbor, 1930-1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1945 Location: Mount Desert Client: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Architect: Beatrix Farrand

Online Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.


Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.


Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Resources

"2001 ed. Ellsworth, Me.: Hancock County Pub., 1898. Print. Westbrook, Perry D. Biography of an Island . South Brunswick: Yoseloff, 1971. Print."

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

"… and the rest of the land in western parts of Hancock County went to public auction, where it was purchased by Jarvis and his brother, Phillip, who…"

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

"Jellison, Connee. Hancock County a rock-bound paradise: A Bicentennial Pictorial. The Downing Company Publishers, 1990. Platt, David D."

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

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


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II