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Historical Items

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Item 101567

Union candlepin bowling men's league, Biddeford, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1955 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 36545

'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 36581

Banner of Machinists, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Exhibits

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor by Edward L. Hawes Aerial view looking toward LubecItem Contributed byMaine Historical…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

… in each of the first four degrees: Faith - laborer and maid; Hope -- cultivator and shepherdess; Charity -- harvesters and gleaners; Fidelity --…

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Over 700 laborers were involved in the construction. Many were Italian immigrants lured from working on the railroad in Machias by the promise of…

My Maine Stories

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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

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics