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Historical Items

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Item 103643

Family portrait, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1862 Media: Ambrotype

Item 100311

K.B. Sewall to daughter on names, education, Mobile, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-02-10 Location: Portland; Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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Item 36104

Josiah Pierce to Anne Pierce, Russia, 1865

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Saint Petersburg Media: Ink on paper, ribbon

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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

Large families were common in the mid-nineteenth century, as reflected by an ambrotype of a father, a mother, and their three sons and three…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864

… had "the best fashion stove to infuse heat over a large room that ever was invented." Martin opened the store in 1862 after many years of working…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dr. Charles Snell, Bangor, ca. 1867

… although I have not represented his figure so large as he should be for he is a large man." View additional information about this item on the…

My Maine Stories

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Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)

A Maine family scattered across the USA


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down