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Historical Items

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Item 9756

Leavitt Block, Sanford Square, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Sanford Media: Photographic print

Item 38184

Loring Leavitt homestead, Lubec, ca. 1897, ca. 1897

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1897 Location: Lubec Media: Photograph on card, trimmed along bottom

Item 31646

Leavitt Brothers Clam Plant, Scarborough, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Silhouettes in Sequence, ca. 1780-1889

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring a timeline of silhouettes from about 1775 through 1889.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

"Leavitt Brothers supplied Burnham & Morrill and the Soldiers’ Home in Togus. A December 1893 newspaper article stated that Leavitt Brothers shipped…"

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1800-1830 - Page 1 of 2

"… Wadsworth Longfellow wore in mourning for her brother, Henry Wadsworth, who was killed in naval action with Corsairs at Tripoli in September 1804."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

"… by Harold Burnham.(2) Burnham had bought the old Leavitt Brothers Clam Plant, and he and family members occupied the front part that had been a…"