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Historical Items

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Item 54286

Water Street, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29186

All Humbug, Dr. Clearwater patent medicine advertisement, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner Date: circa 1935 Location: Hallowell Media: Text

Item 29190

Henry Pope Clearwater, Hallowell, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1950 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Exhibit

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.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… department established a mail route and paid the mail carrier In 1894 this old mail route was discontinued and a steamboat company contracted to…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Henry Pope Clearwater Ph.D.~ Patient Medicine Mass Marketer

… Tribune soon created a patent medicine mail-order business that was unlike anything seen to that time.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Sears and Roebuck Company Building

This building replaced a mail order office. When it was built, the store was the second largest Sears building in New England.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR