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Item 101512

Painchaud's Band parading on Main Street, Biddeford, 1933

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1933-10-29 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 102262

National Recovery Administration poster, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82170

Westbrook Post Office, Westbrook, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1950 Location: Westbrook Media: Postcard


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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


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.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

There was still a good deal of agricultural activity going on in the area, but new industries taking advantage of the river and the sea were starting…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Samuel Peirson (1759-1852)

… your constant rule, and rigid honesty in all your dealings be your practice.” (Clayton, 208) Samuel Pierson died at the age of 93 in May, 1852 and…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Columbian Block

… in the Columbian Theatre, it required a great deal of renovation as well. From the time that the fire burnt many buildings down to when they were…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey