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.
Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.
Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
… Potatoes LOTS OF HORSE POWER IS NEEDED X Mechanical diggers were needed to provide a more efficient way of removing potatoes from the ground.
… and even as a boy was interested in everything mechanical. Unable to afford college during the Depression years, he began working at Pepperell at…