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Historical Items

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Item 111593

Maine General Hospital nurse's cape, Portland, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Portland Media: wool, brass

Item 17250

Nurse uniform replica, Bar Harbor, 1997

Contributed by: Mt. Desert Island Hospital Date: 1997 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Cloth

Item 104038

Mercy Hospital nursing students, Portland, 1961

Contributed by: Northern Light Mercy Hospital Date: 1961 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


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.


One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 2 of 3

"… Customs and Rules at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Mercy School of Nursing students, Portland, 1977Northern Light Mercy Hospital Like…"

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 3 of 3

"Mercy Hospital nursing students, Portland, 1961Northern Light Mercy Hospital The nursing school became a hub of activity for both lay students and…"

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Life on a Tidal River - Doughty Students

"… how to correctly shoot three dimensional objects. X A student prepares to shoot a photo of a nurse's uniform from the '40's. X"

My Maine Stories

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.


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