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Item 13665

Aerial View of Kennebunk Lower Village, 1880s

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Kennebunk Media: Oversized Cabinet Photo

Item 10717

Titcomb shipyard, Kennebunk Landing, ca. 1850-60

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Item 102564

Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunk, ca.1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative


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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

The History of Wells and Kennebunk, printed in 1875, documents Stephen Titcomb, Jr.’s birth to Stephen Titcomb, Sr.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

… shall be annexed Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, and Cape Porpoise, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… of Biddeford, Saco, Portland, Sanford, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach were required in order to contain the fire.