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Historical Items

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Item 15107

"My daddy bought me a government bond" Third Liberty Loan poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Media: ink on paper

Item 15114

Victory Liberty Loan poster, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1919 Media: Lithograph, poster

Item 9490

Fourth of July ceremonies, Squirrel Island, 1918

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1918-07-04 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Bath Savings Institution and Hyde Block

"It allows them to apply for loans, as well as deposit and withdraw money. Bath Savings Institution has several connections to the City of Bath."

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

"… with purchases for food and household goods, loans were given to help out the needy; sometimes they even found work for the needy veterans."

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

"In Butterfield’s General Store, the men met to loan and borrow books to better themselves. Since it’s incorporation, Farmington has been without a…"