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Historical Items

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Item 7572

Medical recipe, Maine, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1790 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104318

Cure for heaves, lameness, and eye inflammation in a horse, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 23399

Medicinal spring house, East Boothbay, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.